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Tuscola, Texas

The Taylor County town of Tuscola was established in 1899, originating in Jim Ned Valley (named for the famous Delaware Indian Chief) and became a stop for the Abilene Southern and Santa Fe railroads. Many buildings from the early 1900s line the downtown area.

Today, farming and agriculture are the community's main industries and the railroad continues to run through town. Tuscola is a part of the Texas Forts Trail where a historical marker about Jim Ned can be found in town.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Abilene State Park

621-acre park near Lake Abilene; camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, shelters, swimming pool, rest rooms and showers, hiking and fishing. Large grove of some 4,000 native pecan trees, now a favorite picnic area, was once a popular campground for Comanche Indians. About 4 miles west on F.M. 613

Tuscola, TX State Parks

Graham Street Antiques

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Things to do near Tuscola, TX

Swenson Memorial Museum and J.D. Sandefer Oil Annex

Housed in the historic First National Bank building, the museum features pioneer artifacts and traveling exhibits. The oil hi...

Scenic Drive

F.M. 293 west to Texas 136 north provides views of modern High Plains agriculture contrasted with traditional ranch lands unc...

Window on the Plains

Museum features local history exhibits, memorabilia donated by pioneer families, wildlife displays and Indian artifacts. Room...

Railroad Museum

Vintage railcars recall nostalgia of train travel. Cars include MK&T diesel switch engine, Texas & Pacific Pullman car, two W...

Coleman Park

44-acre recreation site offers picnicking, swimming pool, playground, and travel trailer campsites available free for up to f...