Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Paducah: Paducah Visitor Information Center and Old Jail

Old Jail and Visitor Information Center, Paducah
Visitor Information Center, Paducah

The former Cottle County Jail (1921) now serves as the Paducah Visitor Information Center. Rotating exhibitions of regional history and photographs are on display, along with a permanent exhibition with photographs of Charlie Hart (cousin and chore boy of Quanah Parker, and ranch manager for Tom Burnett) and Quanah Parker and family. The county's giant arrow marker on the Quanah Parker Trail is located just outside, on the grounds.


  • 812 Seventh St.
  • Paducah, Texas
  • 79248


Hours & Fees

  • Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-noon. and 1-5 p.m, and other times upon advance arrangement.

  • Free

Map & Directions

Located one block east of the Cottle County Courthouse, on the square.