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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

Square House Museum

One of the most attractive small museums in state. Displays and dioramas interpret the history, natural history, and art of t...

Garza County Museum

Features ranch, cowboy, and pioneer household items, Indian artifacts, room settings, period furnishings, typical frontier ch...

Lake Sweetwater Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Sand Hills

A chain of sand dunes extend for 130 miles, three to five miles wide. Archeological findings show that the area was inhabited...

Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum

Living specimens of some 16 species of fish found in Lake Meredith and the Canadian River are among primary features of the f...