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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

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...

Woodland Trails

Bull Creek Trail parallels a clear, spring-fed stream among large magnolia, white oak, maple, holly, dogwood and other forest...

Rusty Rail Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Killough Monument

Native stone monument commemorates victims of East Texas' worst Indian depredation, erected on spot where massacre took place...

Caddo Lake State Park

480 acres beside Caddo Lake; an area once occupied by Caddo Indians, a tribe quite advanced in civilization. Camping areas, t...