Bonham, Texas

Bonham is the seat of Fannin County located in an area of Blackland Prairie south of the Red River that marks the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma. The name and statue on the courthouse square honor James Butler Bonham who died at the Alamo.

Take a leisurely stroll in downtown Bonham and wrap yourself in Bonham's past with a historic walkabout featuring the people, places, and events associated with nearly two centuries of Texas legend as it unfolded before the eye's of Bonham's citizens. The downtown walkabout features twelve informational plaques affixed to various buildings around the square and just off the square. Learn about Confederate renegade William Quantrill's escape from confinement in the Fannin County courthouse. Hear the ricocheting bullets of the shootout between suspected Yankee spies and Confederate stalwart Dan Byers.

Three small lakes at nearby Caddo National Grasslands are open for visitors year round. Lake Davy Crockett and Coffee Mill Lake provide camping, boating, and fishing. Lake Fannin offers boating and fishing.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Sam Rayburn House Museum

The Sam Rayburn House Museum is the home of the late "Mister Sam," who served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives longer than any other in American history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house was built in 1916 and restored to 1961

Bonham, TX Museums

Sam Rayburn Library and Museum

The Sam Rayburn Library and Museum is the creation of "Mr. Sam", as he was affectionately known to his friends and colleagues. Rayburn established the library and museum in 1957 as a tribute to the people of his cherished Fannin County, Texas.

Bonham, TX Museums

Things to do near Bonham, TX

Bosque Memorial Museum

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Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course -River

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Ridglea Country Club -North

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