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Palo Pinto County, Texas
North Texas Hill Country
Where America drinks its way to health!
Chamber of Commerce.
A history page for Mineral Wells.
The area was first settled by Judge James Alvis Lynch and his family. They came to the Millsap Valley, what is now Mineral Wells, on December 24, 1877.
Mineral Wells, as it's name implies, is known for its special water. The discovery of the medicinal qualities of the water in the area made Mineral Wells famous in the late 1800's. They said that the Crazy Well waters could cure many illnesses, including mental illness, hence its name of "Crazy Well." This is the first mineral water well in the county and is the site of a historical marker. The Famous Water Company, a bottling company, founded by Edward P. Dismuke in 1913, is the only mineral water well in operation today 1998. Some of the company's products were: Dismuke's Prontolax, Dismuke's Famous Mineral Crystals, Dismuke's Eye Bath and Dismuke's Residuum.
Lake Mineral Wells State Park - This 673 acre lake is surrounded by over 2,800 acres of woodlands land and grassy meadows. Much wildlife may be seen in the park including white-tailed deer and wild turkey. Day-use on the south side and camping on the north side is available to the public. Among the features are: shelters, rest rooms, showers, dump station, boat ramp, hiking and equestrian trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, fishing
Fishing and swimming are allowed in the lake as well as boating. Some trails lead to a primitive camp area. No horses are available for rental, but you may bring your own in.
Lake Mineral Wells Trailway - 22 mile hiking and biking trail from Mineral Wells to Weatherford.
Mineral Wells is home to more manufacturing jobs than any city between Fort Worth and Abilene
Possum Kingdom Lake is 33 miles to the west
Palo Pinto Lake
The Famous Water Company
209 N.W. 6th St.
Mineral Wells, Texas
Open Mon, Wed, Fri. 9 am - 5 pm and Sat. 9 - noon.
Founded in 1913 - the only mineral water well in operation today in Mineral Wells.
Palo Pinto Museum
See the old jail and a log cabin along with other area artifacts and information on history. Located one block south of the courthouse in Palo Pinto, 12 miles south of Mineral Wells.
The Brazos River
The Palo Pinto Mountains for hunting!
Learn more about Mineral Wells at this informative website.
The Baker Hotel
This luxury hotel opened in 1929 and closed in the 1970's. Good pictures on this page.
Mineral Wells Independent School District
906 SW 5th Ave.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067-8445