Established in 1850, the town was originally known as Powellton. Its name changed to Waskom Station in 1872 to honor the man who brought the Southern Pacific Railroad through the community. The Waskom Gas Field was discovered in 1924. Be sure to check out Shirley's Place on U.S. 80 in the heart of the town.
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