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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

B.A. Steinhagen Lake Fishing

B.A. Steinhagen Lake comprises approximately 10,000 surface acres. The lake is officially listed at 13,800 surface acres, bu...

Jonas Davis Cabin

Historic log cabin relocated downtown....

Hollytree Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Big Thicket Canoe Trips

Located on Village Creek in the heart of the Big Thicket, you can take a short trip of three to four hours, or two to three d...

Harmony Hill Ghost Town

Eighteen miles northeast on Texas 43, The Harmony Hill Ghost Town was important trade center known as Nip and Tuck in 1850. B...