Wild turkeys discovered along a small creek gave this town the name of Turkey Creek, and the settlement that grew up there was known as Turkey Roost. The post office shortened it to Turkey.
The annual Bob Wills celebration is held in April. www.bobwillsday.com. The musician is recognized with a monument at the west end of Main Street. Although the city's population is small, it grows up to 15,000 during the festival.