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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

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

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

Things to do near De Leon, TX

Roaring Springs Depot Museum

This mission-style building with red tile roof was built in 1913 and served as railroad depot until 1971. The city purchased ...

Buddy Holly Center

No visit to Lubbock is complete without a stop to view the most comprehensive permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and ...

Swenson Memorial Museum and J.D. Sandefer Oil Annex

Housed in the historic First National Bank building, the museum features pioneer artifacts and traveling exhibits. The oil hi...

Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

North 13 mi. on Texas 214. Founded 1935, oldest national wildlife refuge in Texas. Established principally for migratory wate...

Hillcrest Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...