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Carthage, Texas

Carthage became the seat of Panola (an Indian word for cotton) County in 1848 when 100 acres were donated for the townsite. Today, Carthage is a center for gas and oil processing, petrochemicals, lumber mills, chicken processing, and small industries.

Carthage is also the birthplace of Tex Ritter and Jim Reeves.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Reeves Memorial

A life-sized statue of Jim Reeves commemorates the Panola County native who became one of America's best loved country-Western singers, who died in a plane crash in 1964. Member of Country Music Hall of Fame; millions of records to his credit. Memorial is three miles east of downtown on U.S. 79

Carthage, TX Memorials


Panola County Historical Jail Museum

Historical building; La Grone Family History Center;

Carthage, TX Museums


Carthage Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Carthage, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Carthage, TX

Houstan County lake Fishing

Houstan County Lake has a good reputation in regards to anglers having the chance of catching a trophy bass. There is standi...

Shelby County Courthouse

Erected more than 100 years ago, the picturesque 19th-century courthouse, with turrets and towers, is modeled after an Irish ...

Davy Crockett National Forest

Nearest entrance southwest 6 miles on Texas 21....

Panola County Historical Jail Museum

Historical building; La Grone Family History Center; genealogical library, history of law enforcement in east Texas. N. Shelb...