Quanah (ˈkwɑːnə) is a city in and the county seat of Hardeman County, Texas, United States. Quanah is 192 miles (309 km) northwest of Fort Worth, and 8 miles (13 km) south of the Red River, which forms the Oklahoma-Texas state line. South of the city is Copper Breaks State Park.
The city is named for Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief. On one of his many visits, Chief Quanah Parker pronounced his blessing on Quanah: “May the Great Spirit smile on you little town, may the rain fall in season, and the warmth of the sunshine after the rain, may the earth yield bountifully. May peace and contentment be with your children forever.”
Quanah was organized in 1884 as a stop on the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.
The county seat of Hardeman County was moved from Margaret to Quanah in 1890 after an acrimonious battle that contributed to the splitting off of the southern section of Hardeman County as Foard County. The courthouse, constructed in 1908, anchors what is now the historic downtown district. The courthouse was financed by a bond election approved by voters in 1906. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), all of it land.
Quanah's commercial district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Quanah Parker Monument at Hardeman County Courthouse
Local Sales Tax Rate: 8.25% (State Tax 6.25 - City & Economic Tax 1.50 - County
Type: Home Rule - Mayor – City Council
Mayor: Dale Eaton
City Administrator: Paula Wilson
# Employees -17 full time/3 Part-time
City Zoning, Building Code, Master Plan-Home Ruled
Fire Protection: 3 paid/30 volunteers
Law Enforcement: Combined with County