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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


Visitor Information

For more information on city accommodations, restaurants, and events, stop by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 888/

Nacogdoches, TX Visitors Centers

El Camino Real

"The King's Highway;" first blazed in 1691 by Domingo Teran de los Rios, first provincial governor of Texas. Often called "Old San Antonio Road" (OSR), route is virtually that of today's Texas 21

Nacogdoches, TX History

Oak Grove Cemetery

Graves date from 1837. Several interesting monuments;

Nacogdoches, TX Cemeteries

Things to do near Nacogdoches, TX

Woodlands Trails

1.8-mile walking trail through one of the finest old pine stands in East Texas. Close-up views of 225-year-old longleaf pines...

Caddo Legacy Museum

Features displays of Caddo Indian pottery, arrowheads, tools, and other memorabilia. ...

Oak Lawn Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Old Town Well

Dug to a depth of 27 feet by slave labor in 1860, the old town well supplied citizens as well as travelers on El Camino Real ...