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Yorktown, Texas

The first settler in Yorktown in 1846, was John York. The road from Indianola to San Antonio, surveyed in 1848, went by way of the York home, and the surveyor, Charles Eckhardt, built a home at the site of Yorktown. York was killed and Eckhardt moved away, but German, Czech and Polish immigrants using the road settled the area, and greetings are often given in those languages today. A famous live oak tree, hundreds of years old, is in front of the Lutheran church.

Today, Yorktown features an historic shopping district, great butterfly and bird watching, and outstanding wild game hunting opportunities. The first Saturday Traders Market brings together vendors the first Saturday of the month from March to December, and the annual Western days celebration features cook-offs, parades, rodeo, live music, carnival and more the third weekend in October.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Historical Home Tours

Yorktown features many historic structures, some dating to the mid- and late-1800s. Self-guided tours are available of these structures, and several historic homes built in the early 1900

Yorktown, TX Tours

Yorktown Historical Museum

The Yorktown Historical Museum is housed in two historic buildings, both on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum features many historical exhibits of the area including a hand-operated elevator, a 1900s-era fire wagon, the first area "lawman's"

Yorktown, TX Museums


Things to do near Yorktown, TX

Colo Vista Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Fanthorp Inn State Historical Park

A log structure inn, built in 1834 before the Republic of Texas era was covered with clapboards soon thereafter. Nine rooms, ...

Ray Roberts Lake WMA

The Ray Roberts Lake WMA has 40,920 acres located in Denton, Cooke and Grayson counties, just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth ...

Eagle Point Golf Club

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