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De Leon, Texas

De Leon was established in 1881 by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad and named so due to its close proximity to the Leon River. De Leon is home to Texas' Largest Fruit Farm, the largest peanut shelling plant in the U.S., and more than 10,000 acres of pecan trees used for pecan production.

The area is popular with hunters searching for doves, quail, deer and turkeys plentiful during season. Fishing and water activities are popular on nearby Lake Proctor. Also, don't miss the 'Weeping Oak,' the town's great oak tree, which has been featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not," that has limbs growing downward.

Texas' Oldest Peach and Melon Festival is held Tues. - Sat. during the first full week in August.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Denver City Historical Museum

Five large murals painted on the outside of walls of a refurbished elementary school highlight the entry to museum. Exhibits include oilfield items, farm and ranching equipment, dentist tools, pharmacy items, as well as other memorabilia. Quilting by local quilting club is usually on Mon. from 1 - 4

De Leon, TX Museums

Yoakum County Park

A party house and RV campsites are available for a small rental fee. The park also features an 18-hole golf course. Six miles north of the city on Texas 214

De Leon, TX Parks

Things to do near De Leon, TX

Buddy Holly Statue and Walk of Fame

Honors Lubbock and West Texas natives who have made significant contributions in entertainment industry. Plaques include Mac ...

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway

2,853 acres of post-oak woodlands and grassy meadows surround 673-acre Lake Mineral Wells; extensive day-use picnic facilitie...

Knox County Museum

Barbed-wire collection and other relics from early settlers on view in county courthouse, which was built in 1936 to replace ...

XIT Historical Museum

Wealth of exhibits include XIT Ranch, railroad antiques, Indian artifacts, frontier firearms, cowboy clothing, saddles and ta...