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Paris, Texas

Founded in 1839 on the divide between the Red and Sulphur rivers, Paris became the seat of Lamar County in 1844. It was settled by a diverse frontier society including Sam Bell Maxey, West Point graduate, attorney, and Confederate general. Retired outlaw Frank James (brother of Jesse) clerked in a local dry goods store. Paris was the home of John Chisum, who became one of the West's foremost cattle barons. Notorious frontier outlaw queen, Belle Starr, tended a farm near town.

The Paris Visitors and Convention Council will provide walking and driving tour maps that include some 34 points of interest, including the 1920s downtown architecture and historic sites. The Council also has information on private art and the Hayden Museum of American Art.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Paris, TX

Twin Wells Municipal Golf Course

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

Country View Golf Club

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

Lake Granbury Fishing Report

Thanks to the Texas Wildlife and Parks Department for the great information. Follow the link below for more detailed infor...

Chappell Hill Historic District

This lovely country setting in downtown Chappell Hill offers a Visitor's Center in the restored Providence Baptist Church Par...