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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

Heritage House

Built in 1927 to serve as home for the president of Texas A&M University, the Heritage House has been restored to its origina...

Oak Cliffs Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Cuero Park Municipal Golf Course

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

Nocona Hills Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...