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Nacogdoches, Texas

The "Oldest Town in Texas," Nacogdoches was named for the Caddo family of Indians who once lived in the area. The town remained a Caddo settlement until 1716 when Spain established a mission here. For more than a hundred years Nacogdoches was the major eastern gateway to Texas. The city is often referred to as the "Cradle of Texas Liberty." The town offers visitors insight into the fight for Texas independence. While six flags have flown over Texas, nine flags, including those of three abortive republics flew over Nacogdoches.

Numerous landmarks and museums pay tribute to the town's historic past, which makes it a popular tourist destination today. The city is also home to Stephen F. Austin State University.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library

Built in 1830 by Nicholas Adolphus Sterne, a prominent merchant and Texas revolution leader, the house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Nacogdoches, TX Historic Homes

Lanana Creek Trail

Six-mile rustic trail through Pecan Acres Park along Lanana Creek. Scenic trail follows paths once traveled by Indians.

Nacogdoches, TX Trails

Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden

Texas' largest azalea garden features more than 6,500

Nacogdoches, TX Gardens

La Calle del Norte

Spanish for "The Street of the North,"

Nacogdoches, TX History

Millard's Crossing

A reconstructed historic village on 37 acres just north of the city depicts a broad sampling of East Texas architecture from the most simple log cabin to Victorian, all furnished with antiques. (U.S. 59 north)

Nacogdoches, TX Historic Towns

Things to do near Nacogdoches, TX

Country Campus Golf Course

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

Sam Houston National Forest

City is near eastern edge of forest. Double Lake Recreation Area offers camping facilities on small lake (not found on most m...

Lone Star Speedway

Sat. night races feature I.M.C.A. modifieds, dirt south late models, and hot stocks. A three-eighth mile, high bank clay oval...

April Sound Country Club -Inland

Course Access: ResortHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...