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Center, Texas

Founded in 1866 and named for its central location in Shelby County, Center's economy is based on sawmills, plywood mills, timber, poultry, cattle, and processing of farm products.

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Scenic Drives

Many Forest Service Roads in Sabine National Forest offer exceptional scenery. One excellent route is to Shelbyville via Texas 87, F.M. 417 and F.M. 2694 (not shown on most maps) to Boles Field Recreational Area.

Center, TX Scenic Drives

Sabine National Forest

Nearest entrance 11 miles SE on Texas 87

Center, TX National Forests

Shelby County Museum

Shelby County, one of the original counties in the Republic of Texas, is rich in history. The museum, a three-building complex, is filled with historical items from bearskins and bottles to spinning wheels and war bonnets. The museum is housed in the historic 1905

Center, TX Museums

Shelby County Courthouse

Erected more than 100 years ago, the picturesque 19th-century courthouse, with turrets and towers, is modeled after an Irish castle. It'

Center, TX Historic Courthouses

Center Country Club

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

Center, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Center, TX

Scarlett O'Hardy's Gone with the Wind Museum

Features one of the largest private collections of memorabilia from this epic story of the Old South. Among the hundreds of i...

Montgomery County Golf Center

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Texas State Railroad

Operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, antique steam engines power vintage coaches 25 miles to Palestine in the nat...

East Texas Discovery Well

In 1927, Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County. Joiner and an Oklahoma attorney and oil promoter had...