We live in the Texas Panhandle. That is our claim to fame. Whether you know it or not Texas is not the only state to have a Panhandle. I know everything is bigger and better in Texas. So by that statement, of course the Texas Panhandle should be all that matters.

What Does it Mean to be a Panhandle in the First Place?

Basically a state has a panhandle if it has a "narrow strip of territory projecting from the main territory of one state into another state". Ok, that sounds all official an all. Fun fact it is called a panhandle because it basically looks like a handle from a frying pan.

For whatever reason there are eight other states with a panhandle. Really? Eight. Can you name any without Googling or reading any further?

To be fair I am from Illinois and I know we didn't have a panhandle. Never knew that even existed until I moved here. But there really are eight others. Who would have even known? Not me.

  •  Alaska has a panhandle and it includes the city of Juneau, which of course is the state's capital.
  • Connecticut also has a proud panhandle. It includes cities such as Stamford, Greewich and New Canaan.
  • Florida, yep you guessed it, has a panhandle. It's another state where it's capital, Tallahassee is in their panhandle. It also contains Pensacola.
  • Nebraska is next on our list. It includes cities such as Alliance, Chadron and Sidney.
  • Idaho is also a panhandle. It includes the cities Kellogg and Coeur d’Alene. It also filled with National Forests so it's a very pretty area.
  • Of course we can't forget Maryland. It's panhandle includes Sharpsburg and Hagerstown.
  • Oklahoma, our neighbors to the north of us. Their panhandle is butted right up to ours. Howdy neighbors. Some of their main cities are Beaver, Boise and Guymon.

I still will have to say that the Texas Panhandle will still always be my favorite. I mean I feel I can count on your support to back me up on this.

Teeny Tiny Towns of the Texas Panhandle

Don't blink! You just might miss these TINY towns that are dotted around the Texas Panhandle.

Some of these are unincorporated communities and some of these are just plain ol' small!

Either way, these teensy weensy tiny towns and their populations will make you say "wow" (and maybe even squint and say "that's all!?"). Check them out:

Google Answers the Top 10 Questions About Amarillo

I love Google. It can literally answer ANYTHING you need it to answer. Whether it's right or wrong is a totally different question.

Recently, I found myself wondering about something and went to Google. And that's when I started noticing the "people also asked..." section and BOY...Some of them made perfect sense, some of them were interesting, and one of them was downright baffling...and it was a top 10 question which is even more absurd.

So let's see what we've got. Here's the top 10 questions as asked to Google about Amarillo.


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