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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

Oak Cliffs Country Club

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

Ranch Country Club, The -Cimarron/Saddleback

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

Navarro Mills Lake Hiking

Alliance Creek Nature Trail is a half-mile trail through a heavily wooded area located in Oak Park. There are many species of...

Moments-In-Time Hike and Bike Trail

The City of Granbury Hike and Bike Trail(eight foot wide cement pathway) is over two miles traversing from our Lambert Branch...

Hood County Museum and Jail

Exhibits and displays of the original jail cells from 1885, the hanging, displays of Davy Crockett family, Jesse James, John ...