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Waskom, Texas

Established in 1850, Waskom was originally known as Powellton. The name changed to Waskom Station in 1872 to honor the man who was instrumental in bringing the Southern Pacific Railroad through the community. Waskom Gas Field was discovered in 1924.

Be sure to check out the New Waskom Cafe, Holly Berry Restaurant and Tea Room, and the Senior Citizens Arts and Crafts Shop. Each are conveniently located on U.S. 80 in the heart of the town.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Waskom, TX

Museum of East Texas

Housed in historic 1905 Episcopal Church. Changing exhibits in art, science and history. Permanent Rotary Gallery of Art feat...

Historic Inns

Excelsior House - 19th-century hotel numbered among its guests Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Jay Gould and Oscar Wil...

Davy Crockett National Forest

Nearest entrance is about 11 miles west on Texas 94....

Ezekiel Airship

In 1902 an inspired preacher-inventor built an airship based on description in Biblical book of Ezekiel. Said to have flown b...