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Nacogdoches, Texas

The "Oldest Town in Texas," Nacogdoches was named for the Caddo family of Indians who once lived in the area. The town remained a Caddo settlement until 1716 when Spain established a mission here. For more than a hundred years Nacogdoches was the major eastern gateway to Texas. The city is often referred to as the "Cradle of Texas Liberty." The town offers visitors insight into the fight for Texas independence. While six flags have flown over Texas, nine flags, including those of three abortive republics flew over Nacogdoches.

Numerous landmarks and museums pay tribute to the town's historic past, which makes it a popular tourist destination today. The city is also home to Stephen F. Austin State University.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library

Built in 1830 by Nicholas Adolphus Sterne, a prominent merchant and Texas revolution leader, the house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Nacogdoches, TX Historic Homes

Old North Church

Believed to be oldest union church in Texas; several denominations worshiped here. First was Baptist service held under a tree on the site in 1835. Present "new" church built in 1852. Protestant services were unlawful in Texas during church's early days. North of city off U.S. 59 on old Highway 35

Nacogdoches, TX Historic Churches

Millard's Crossing

A reconstructed historic village on 37 acres just north of the city depicts a broad sampling of East Texas architecture from the most simple log cabin to Victorian, all furnished with antiques. (U.S. 59 north)

Nacogdoches, TX Historic Towns

Old Stone Fort

The museum is housed in a 1936 replica, built on a new site, of Don Antonio Gil Y'Barbo's stone house. Y'Barbo, founder of Nacogdoches, built the stone house circa 1779 as the formal portal to the Spanish District of Texas. The original site of the house, torn down in 1902

Nacogdoches, TX Historic Forts

Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden

Texas' largest azalea garden features more than 6,500

Nacogdoches, TX Gardens

Things to do near Nacogdoches, TX

Daingerfield State Park

581 acres offer boating, fishing and swimming in 80-acre lake; boat ramp, fishing pier, camping, cabins and hiking trails. Tw...

Elkins Lake Country Club

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

Pinecrest Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

River Plantation Country Club -Augusta/Biloxi

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

Harlan County Lake Area Attractions

The Davy Crockett National Forest area is under an hour\'s drive from the lake. It is worth mentioning due to the fact that ...