Old Mobeetie History
Updated: Oct 7, 2019
While traveling through the great state of Texas, you can be taken back in time by stopping in Mobeetie, Texas. Here, you can learn the history of how the settlement was first established and how the grounds were a buffalo hunter’s camp, unofficially called “Hidetown.”
There are still many original artifacts and buildings still standing including an original jail cell that once housed many prisoners, a barber shop, a General Store, a doctor’s office, and post office. The original flag pole, purchased for $7.50 by prominent citizen, J. J. Long, and raised in front of his store still stands.
There are many exhibits depicting the 1800’s era on display in the museum, including the Sheriff’s quarters, hanging gallows, an iron lung, saddles from the Calvary, and Red River War memorabilia, along with much more.
The Mobeetie Jail grounds also offers complete camping, including 120-RV hook-ups and dry camping areas year around. Labor Day brings a close to summer with the Old Settler’s Reunion, picnic and parade. Various art exhibits, quilt shows, and tours are held here throughout the year.
For updates on Old Mobeetie Jail Museum and it's festivities please check out on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OldMobeetieJailMuseum/.
The Bob Baley's Barber Shop building is the original Ware Chevrolet location from Wheeler. This building was donated to the Mobeetie Jail Museum by the bank after Ware Chevrolet outgrew the structure.