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Mineral Wells
Palo Pinto County, Texas


North Texas Hill Country
Where America drinks its way to health!

Page Contents for Mineral Wells, Texas

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Mineral Wells is approximately 16,946 (2000), 16788 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,256 (1990), 5483 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mineral Wells is 52.691 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mineral Wells is 20.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.885 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mineral Wells to Washington DC is 1298 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 174 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mineral Wells is positioned 32.82 degrees north of the equator and 98.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mineral Wells elevation is 925 feet above sea level.
The Mineral Wells city color is Red/Black. Mineral Wells median income is $ 27,233 (2000).
The Mineral Wells median home price is $ 41,700 (2000).
Mineral Wells average annual rainfall is 32 inches per year
Mineral Wells average annual precipitation is 31 inches peryear.
Mineral Wells average temperature is 64 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 45.5 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 66.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 84.7 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 67.7 degrees F.


just 45 minutes west of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex at the intersectionof state highways 180 and 281. Other nearby communities include Millsap, Graford, Lipan and Weatherford.

Here is a map page for Mineral Wells.
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mild. Here is a weather page for the Mineral Wells area.
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History & History Related Items

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.

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The settling of Mineral Wells

December 24, 1877


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.

The Crazy Water Hotel
first opened in 1914 and rebuilt several times.
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Mineral Wells City Government

Mineral Wells City Manager
115 Southwest 1st Street
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Phone: (940) 328-1211
City Clerk Phone: (940) 328-1211

Mineral Wells Chamber

Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce
511 East Hubbard Street
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Phone: 940-325-2557
Toll-free: 800-252-6989
Fax: 940-328-0850

Mineral Wells Organizations

Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce
511 East Hubbard Street
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Phone: 940-325-2557
Toll-free: 800-252-6989
Fax: 940-328-0850

Mineral Wells Libraries

Mineral Wells Public Library
2300 Southeast 7th Street
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Phone: (940) 328-1383

Mineral Wells Schools

Mineral Wells High School
3801 Ram Blvd.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067-9117
Phone: 940-325-4408

Class of 1973 Reunion

Mineral Wells Independent School District
906 SW 5th Ave.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067-8445
Phone: 940-325-6404

Schools in the area. Mineral Wells


The population of Mineral Wells was:
1990 - 15,478
2000 - 16,946
2002 - 16,968 (estimate)

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