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Atlanta, Texas

Atlanta was established in 1872 with the building of the Texas and Pacific Railroad. Capt. P.R. Scott donated 10 acres to the railroad for the location of the new Atlanta, named for the Georgia home of many early settlers. The area served as a gateway for early settlers of Texas, as pioneers from Missouri and Arkansas crossed the Red and Sulphur rivers on ferries. Also, sites of prehistoric Caddo Indian Villages have been noted in the region.

Visitors can tour the historic downtown plaza, the Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot and Museum, the Veterans Memorial Plaza, or the Atlanta library's genealogical section which is rich in information. Three city parks are open daily for picnics and recreation and include baseball/softball fields, hiking paths, and more.

Fishing, hunting and birdwatching opportunities abound in the areas on and around nearby Lake Wright Patman, Caddo lake, and Lake O' The Pines.

Area annual events include the Wildflower Trails in April, Bluegrass Festivals in June and October, the Forest festival in August, and the Cullen Baker Fair on the first Saturday in November.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Atlanta, TX

Turning Basin River Boat Tour

45-minute narrated tour of Big Cypress Bayou, featuring riverport history of Jefferson. Just below old trestle across Polk St...

Nathan H. Davis Pioneer Complex & Museum

An example of a pioneer home, the Davis log house was originally built in 1851 for local attorney Nathan H. Davis. Furniture ...

Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Chartered in 1970, the museum houses a comprehensive collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture foc...

Caddo Lake Steamboat Company

Ply the waters of Caddo Lake aboard the Graceful Ghost steamboat. It's a replica of an 1890s paddle wheel riverboat, like tho...