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De Leon, Texas

De Leon was established in 1881 by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad and named so due to its close proximity to the Leon River. De Leon is home to Texas' Largest Fruit Farm, the largest peanut shelling plant in the U.S., and more than 10,000 acres of pecan trees used for pecan production.

The area is popular with hunters searching for doves, quail, deer and turkeys plentiful during season. Fishing and water activities are popular on nearby Lake Proctor. Also, don't miss the 'Weeping Oak,' the town's great oak tree, which has been featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not," that has limbs growing downward.

Texas' Oldest Peach and Melon Festival is held Tues. - Sat. during the first full week in August.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Denver City Historical Museum

Five large murals painted on the outside of walls of a refurbished elementary school highlight the entry to museum. Exhibits include oilfield items, farm and ranching equipment, dentist tools, pharmacy items, as well as other memorabilia. Quilting by local quilting club is usually on Mon. from 1 - 4

De Leon, TX Museums

Yoakum County Park

A party house and RV campsites are available for a small rental fee. The park also features an 18-hole golf course. Six miles north of the city on Texas 214

De Leon, TX Parks

Things to do near De Leon, TX

Llano Estacado Tourist Marker

Stretching across the horizon as a range of flat-topped "mountains" is the Caprock escarpment, eastern boundary of the vast L...

Slaton Museum

Step into the city's past, and visit the old Post Office and a 1940s drug store's soda fountain. Unique photo exhibit feature...

Millers Creek Fishing

The predominant fish species in the lake are Largemouth Bass, White and Hybrid Striped Bass, White Crappie, Channel, Blue and...

National Mule Memorial

What better place for a monument to mules than this uniquely named town? Mules pulled the covered wagons west, plowed the fir...

E. H. Danner Museum of Telephony

Models of telephones from Alexander Graham Bell's "Gallows Frame Phone" (only five ever built) through wooden phones and push...