Turkey, Texas

Turkey, Texas

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Welcome To Turkey, Texas

This farm and cattle town is located in a secluded area. It was actually quite beautiful and quiet as I approached the town and saw this sign. You could have heard a pin drop.

Welcome to Turkey, Texas; home of Bob Wills

Welcome to Turkey, Texas; home of Bob Wills

 

There were actually wild turkeys in Turkey at one point and so it was named Turkey Roost at one point and eventually Turkey in 1893 when it got its Post Office.

The area is very dry and has one long main road on which is almost everything you need including the post office and the volunteer fire station as well as a few stores.

Main street in Turkey, Texas

The city’s downtown is quite old and have much to see in the historic section. Although, its nothing like the other Paris, it’s worth a visit just to see the local Eiffel Tower, just outside of town.

Read more about the city’s history…

Phillips 66 Gas Station in Turkey, Texas

Phillips 66 Gas Station in Turkey, Texas

Quick Paris, Texas Facts

  • Established/Settled – 1890s
  • County – Hall
  • Population – 421 (2010)
  • ZIP Codes – 79261
  • Nearest larger city – Amarillo, Texas (103 miles/165.76 kilometers)

Turkey, Texas post Office

International Country With The Same Name As Turkey

Turkey, Texas shares its name with the country in Europe/Asia called Turkey.

You can find more information about Turkey from the Tourism Board at https://www.goturkeytourism.com/.

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Where Is Turkey, Texas

Turkey is located in Hall county along US-86 in the state of Texas just southeast of Amarillo and northeast of Lubbock.


 

Nearest Airports To Turkey, Texas

  • Preston Smith International Airport, Lubbock Texas (LBB) – 73 miles/117.48 kilometers
  • Rick Husband International Airport – Amarillo, Texas (AMA) – 74 miles/119.09 kilometers

You can also use this app to find nearest airports to anywhere you are located.

Places To Stay In Turkey, Texas

There is a local place called Hotel Turkey. You can book on their website. You can also use the link below and check for hotel sin Amarillo and/or Lubbock which are the largest towns nearby.

 

 

Places To Eat

There are some places to eat on the main road. Here is a list:

Tony’s Ice Cream Shop

Tony's Ice Cream Shoppe

 

Galvan’s Restaurant (across the street from the Phillips 66 Gas Station)

Galvan's Restaurant in Turkey, Texas

 

JB’s BBQ & Hamburgers

JB's BAR-B-Q 7 Hamburgers

 

Allsup’s Gas Station

Allsup's Gas Station

Allsup’s Gas Station on left.

Things To Do In Turkey, Texas

Bob Wills Museum

The Bob Wills Museum is located here. He was a musician who lived in Turkey, Texas. You can also find more information of the places to see in the town at their website at http://www.bobwillsday.net/area-attractions/museums/. Additional Bob Wills information can be found at http://bobwills.com/.

Phillips 66 Gas Station

As you drive down main street, you will notice a few gems next door to the post office. The most obvious one is the old gas station. This is a restored version of the first Phillips 66 gas station in Texas! The pumps don’t work so you can’t get gas here though. It’s a sight to see as it dates back to July 27, 1928.

Phillips 66 Service Station in Turkey, Texas

Phillips 66 Service Station in Turkey, Texas

 

Phillips 66 Service Station in Turkey, Texas

Phillips 66 Service Station in Turkey, Texas

Bob Wills Tour Bus and The Turkey Roost

Next door to the gas station is the Turkey Roost which comes with its own set of history. It wasn’t open when I went as it was on a Sunday, but the write up is quite interesting.

Bob Wills Tour Bus and The Turkey Roost

Bob Wills Tour Bus and The Turkey Roost

 

The Turkey Roost in Turkey, Texas

The Turkey Roost in Turkey, Texas

 

 

Caprock Canyons Trailways

The area is the gateway to Caprock Canyons Trailways and have at least two access points. You can find information on the Canyons at https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caprock-canyons/trailway.

 

Tourism Bureau/Chamber of Commerce Information

You can find out more about what’s going on in Turkey, Texas by visiting the Chamber of Commerce.

Turkey, Texas Population Sign