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Big Sandy, Texas

The first settlement of the woodlands area dates from the Mexican land grants of 1835. Big Sandy was founded when the Cotton Belt Railroad was built through town in 1877, and was named for the nearby Sandy Creek.

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Things to do near Big Sandy, TX

Jefferson Hotel

A cotton warehouse in 1861, converted to hotel 1900, restored as country inn and restaurant. Turn-of-the-century iron beds, V...

Ginocchio National Historic District

Three square blocks in the heart of old downtown centering around the 1896 Ginocchio Hotel, one of the state's finest example...

Angelina National Forest

Town is within the forest boundary. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, swimming and pic...

Atlanta State Park

Excellent trailer and camp sites available at 1,475-acre facility on south shore of Lake Wright Patman. Other features includ...

Bonner Bank Building

Cherokee County's first bank, established 1884, in 1865 building. Euclid St. and U.S. 69....