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Carthage, Texas

Carthage became the seat of Panola (an Indian word for cotton) County in 1848 when 100 acres were donated for the townsite. Today, Carthage is a center for gas and oil processing, petrochemicals, lumber mills, chicken processing, and small industries.

Carthage is also the birthplace of Tex Ritter and Jim Reeves.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Reeves Memorial

A life-sized statue of Jim Reeves commemorates the Panola County native who became one of America's best loved country-Western singers, who died in a plane crash in 1964. Member of Country Music Hall of Fame; millions of records to his credit. Memorial is three miles east of downtown on U.S. 79

Carthage, TX Memorials


Panola County Historical Jail Museum

Historical building; La Grone Family History Center;

Carthage, TX Museums


Carthage Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Carthage, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Carthage, TX

Village Creek State Park

Named for the 63-mile long creek which flows through the heart of the Big Thicket. Stream is renowned as a float stream, and ...

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 ...

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Tex Ritter Museum

New $2.2 million, 13,000-square foot facility that pays tribute to Texans who have made an indelible mark the country music i...

Martin Creek Lake Fishing Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the best inten...

Heritage Plaza

Built on the site of the Gregg Hotel (1929), the second hotel to be owned and operated by Conrad Hilton. This historic park i...