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Decatur, Texas

Selected as the townsite and seat of Wise County 1856, Decatur was first known as Taylorsville. The famous Butterfield Overland Mail Route passed through town in the mid-1800s. Decatur is the site of the trial and hanging of five Peace Party conspirators in 1862.

Fishing and camping north off F.M. 730 on Black Creek Lake is available in the Caddo National Grasslands.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Decatur, TX

L.B. Houston

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Blue Bell Creameries Tours

Founded in 1907 as the Brenham Creamery Co., the name was changed to Blue Bell in 1930 after a wildflower that grows in the a...

Canyon West Golf Club

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

Amon G. Carter Fishing

The best time to catch largemouth bass is in the spring and fall. These are two very different lakes. The old side stays mudd...

The Heritage Center on Johnson Creek

The Heritage Center on Johnson Creek is part of the Arlington Historical Society's Fielder House Museum Complex. Middle Tate ...