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Gainesville, Texas

Originally a point on the California Trail, Gainsville was established in 1850 (near Fort Fitzhugh, an outpost that dated from about 1845), but the town's frontier location made it too convenient for raids until 1868. Stabilized conditions allowed growth around cattle and cotton. As the seat of Cooke County and gateway to Texas on two major cross-country highways, it is the home of North Central Texas College.

Recreational facilities include a large municipal park, swimming pools, golf course, and nearby lakes. Shoppers find bargains at Prime Outlets on I-35 north.

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Things to do near Gainesville, TX

Hallettsville Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Locomotive #3417

Currently on display in Hulen Park is the historic locomotive #3417 which is in the process of being restored. Hulen Park ...

Squaw Valley Golf Course -Lakes

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

Shady Valley Golf Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Texas Pioneer Trail

Columbus is one of many pivotal points along the Texas Pioneer Trail covering Washington, Fayette, Colorado and Austin counti...