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Yorktown, Texas

The first settler in Yorktown in 1846, was John York. The road from Indianola to San Antonio, surveyed in 1848, went by way of the York home, and the surveyor, Charles Eckhardt, built a home at the site of Yorktown. York was killed and Eckhardt moved away, but German, Czech and Polish immigrants using the road settled the area, and greetings are often given in those languages today. A famous live oak tree, hundreds of years old, is in front of the Lutheran church.

Today, Yorktown features an historic shopping district, great butterfly and bird watching, and outstanding wild game hunting opportunities. The first Saturday Traders Market brings together vendors the first Saturday of the month from March to December, and the annual Western days celebration features cook-offs, parades, rodeo, live music, carnival and more the third weekend in October.

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Historical Home Tours

Yorktown features many historic structures, some dating to the mid- and late-1800s. Self-guided tours are available of these structures, and several historic homes built in the early 1900

Yorktown, TX Tours

Yorktown Historical Museum

The Yorktown Historical Museum is housed in two historic buildings, both on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum features many historical exhibits of the area including a hand-operated elevator, a 1900s-era fire wagon, the first area "lawman's"

Yorktown, TX Museums

Things to do near Yorktown, TX

Magnolia House

Known as the Magnolia House and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this fully restored Victorian hous...

Six Flags Over Texas

This Lone Star legend has defined excitement and thrills for generations. From thrilling rides to marquee shows, guests enjoy...

Ennis 85 Speedway

This 1/4 mile, clay, semi-banked oval, is located in Ennis, Texas and races IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Southern Sportmods, Street S...

Air Combat

Flight simulators allow visitors to experience the thrill of being military fighter pilots. Simulators are actual jet aircraf...