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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

Lake Meredith Camping/Parks

This area is experiencing a drought which may affect fishing and boat ramp access. Use the phone numbers provided below to ch...

Robert E. Richeson Memorial Museum

Houses memorabilia from World War II donated by former military men and their families. Exhibits include munitions, uniforms,...

Mackenzie Park

248-acre day-use park operated by the city. Prairie Dog Town in park is one of few remaining colonies of its type in the nati...

Battle of Adobe Walls

Site where two famous Indian battles were fought. Col. Kit Carson (in his last fight) and his U.S. troops in 1864 narrowly es...

Graham Central Station

Entertainment center with five clubs under one roof, including country/western, karaoke, Top 40, retro disco, and live entert...