Petroleum refining and related services are among industries in the seat of Jack County—a large, sparsely settled ranching area. Settlement began 1855, and Butterfield stages ran through the community first known as Lost Creek, then Mesquiteville, and finally Jacksboro.
The quaint downtown includes buildings constructed in the late 1800s from native limestone, along with gift and antique shops. Two city parks provide recreational activities, and there's a nine-hole golf course.
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