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Carthage, Texas

Carthage became the seat of Panola (an Indian word for cotton) County in 1848 when 100 acres were donated for the townsite. Today, Carthage is a center for gas and oil processing, petrochemicals, lumber mills, chicken processing, and small industries.

Carthage is also the birthplace of Tex Ritter and Jim Reeves.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Reeves Memorial

A life-sized statue of Jim Reeves commemorates the Panola County native who became one of America's best loved country-Western singers, who died in a plane crash in 1964. Member of Country Music Hall of Fame; millions of records to his credit. Memorial is three miles east of downtown on U.S. 79

Carthage, TX Memorials



Panola County Historical Jail Museum

Historical building; La Grone Family History Center;

Carthage, TX Museums

Carthage Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Carthage, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Carthage, TX

Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden

Texas' largest azalea garden features more than 6,500 azaleas spread over eight forested acres. The garden is located south o...

Scenic Drive

Several routes near Rusk offer excellent woodland scenery: U.S. 69 both north and south; also F.M. 347, F.M. 747 (neither sho...

Panola County Heritage Museum

Historical exhibits, including antique dolls, old buggy, are in restored historic bank building on square. Texas Tearoom is o...

Tyler State Park

994-acre scenic playground is in one of finest forested sections of Texas. Facilities include camping, picnicking, nature tra...

Ginocchio National Historic District

Three square blocks in the heart of old downtown centering around the 1896 Ginocchio Hotel, one of the state's finest example...