Named for Quanah Parker, the last great chief of the Comanche tribe, and son of a Comanche chief and Anglo captive Cynthia Ann Parker. (See Old Fort Parker listing in GROESBECK.)
Historic sites around the city include the Hardeman County Courthouse, Quanah Parker Memorial and Walkway, Hardeman County Veterans Monument, Trinity Episcopal and First Presbyterian churches, and the Capt. Bill McDonald marker.
Annual events include Quanah Rodeo, Fall Festival, Quanah Alumni Reunion, Christmas parade/festival and Winter Fest.