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Became seat of Panola (Indian word for cotton) County in 1848 when 100 acres were donated for town site. Today, it's a center for gas and oil processing, petrochemicals, lumber mills..
Seat of Montgomery County on southern edge of Sam Houston National Forest, amid the piney woods. The county is known as "Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag." In 1839, the state legislature..
Seat of Morris County, one of the smallest in Texas. Extensive deposits of iron ore used by Lone Star Steel plant. Other area industries are farming, livestock, sand and gravel, roofing and..
Various dates between 1836 and 1840 are cited as the beginning of Jefferson at a river landing on Big Cypress Bayou. Whatever the date, early settlers were already established when the town..
Just off Texas 43 in Harrison County, adjacent to Caddo Lake State Park, town was probably named for the ancient city of Karnak, Egypt.
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This "city of stars" has been home to the famous classical pianist Van Cliburne; Alice Lon, the original Champagne Lady for Lawrence Welk; Texas Ranger "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas, who restored..
Known as the "Birthplace of the Texas flag," city was established in 1837 as the second of Stephen F. Austin's colonies.
Dr. Charles Bellinger Stewart, a resident of the town from 1838 to..
Chartered 1847, named for President John Tyler. Diversified economy based on oil, manufacturing and agriculture. A famous product is the Tyler rose bush. Site of Texas College, Univ. of..
Originally a stop on the Old San Antonio Road, town is tomato-growing center in redland belt. Name derived from Spanish word for "high" (highest point between Angelina and Neches..
Established 1872 with building of Texas and Pacific Railroad. Capt. P.R. Scott donated 100 acres to the railroad for the location of the new Atlanta, named for the Georgia home of many..
Named for frontiersman Davy Crockett, who died at the Alamo; among oldest towns in Texas and site of many historic structures.
Legend has it that Crockett stopped here to camp on his way..
Seat of Upshur County, city was founded in 1848 on the historic Cherokee Trace, and it became a trade center for growing population of farmer-settlers. Cotton farming dominated economy..
Settlers from an earlier community called St. Clair moved en masse a few miles east to the Texas and Pacific RR when it built through in 1872. In 1931 oil was discovered and population..
Originally called Grapevine due to the large amount of wild grapes that grew in the area. Grapeland became town's official name in 1873 when applications were made for a post office and it..
Founded as Indian trading post in 1835–36. Sam Houston was one of many prominent early Texans who lived here. Today, Huntsville is yours to explore. Adventures begin in one of Texas'..
Was a post office community before 1849, but moved three miles to present site when International-Great Northern Railroad was built in 1872. During the 1930s and '40s the city was known as..
Seat of Jasper County, established in late 1800s and named for Sgt. William Jasper, hero of American Revolution. Area terrain ranges from hilly to level, 85 percent forested by pines and..
Established in 1895 in east central Jasper County, city is on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad, and the terminus of the Jasper and Eastern Railroad. Named for John Henry Kirby, who..
Among oldest settled areas of Texas, several hundred Anglo-Americans established farms in 1820s on Mexican land grants.
Town laid out 1831, named Villa de la Santissima Trinidad de la..
Heart of the Texas Forest Country, this is one of the most beautiful, cultural and historically rich regions of Texas. Home of vast lumber and wood-products industries, this city also..
Settled 1839, became seat of Harrison County in 1842. When Texas seceded from Union in 1861, city was one of biggest and wealthiest in the state. It produced saddles, harnesses, clothing..
Town developed in southwestern Wood County when the Houston and Great Northern Railroad built through the area in 1871. Railroadman Ira H. Evans named the town for his daughter Ola and her..
Named by Caddo Indians for free flowing mineral springs. In early 1900s, town attracted resort visitors to red mineral springs nearby. Today, commercial center for manufacturing and poultry..
The "Oldest Town in Texas," named for the Caddo family of Indians who once lived in the area. Remained a Caddo settlement until 1716 when Spain established a mission here. In 1779, received..
In 1855 with the westward expansion, a post office called London was established and served until 1876. Agriculture was the main source of income. In 1930, the discovery of oil a few miles..
Seat of Newton County, the eastern-most county of Texas. With the motto "Clean Air, Fresh Water and Friendly People," the city is filled with down-home charm. There are several Texas..
Known as "The Cradle of Texas," history walks the streets here.
Located on nationally designated historic, "El Camino Real de los Tejas" trail (the Royal Highway, now Texas 21 in this..
Incorporated in 1974, this Montgomery County city is in the East Texas Piney Woods, 30 miles north of Houston. Visitors enjoy an array of first-class shopping, dining, lodging, golfing and..
Commercially and culturally one city, but two separate municipalities — one in Texas, one in Arkansas. Federal Building is only one of its kind in America. Photo island on State Line..
The Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation instigated this planned community in 1972; and in 1974, the first homes were ready for purchase. Growth of the community spurred by the..
Town evolved from fishing camps and resort operations around scenic Caddo Lake in Harrison County and incorporated in 1961. The site is near Uncertain Landing, so named because steamboat..
Founded in 1854 as a trade center at intersection of two main roads, and first known as Crossroads. Now situated between two major highways (I-20 and I-30) and known as the Art Capital of..
When people think of Texas, they often visualize wide-open spaces spiked with cactus as far as the eye can see. But when we say Texas is like a whole other country, we're talking about..
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