Named for the legendary pioneer, the forest contains woodlands, streams, recreation areas and wildlife habitats. Big Slough Wilderness Area is within the forest. The nearest entrance is about 10 miles east on Texas 7. See NATIONAL PARKS AND FORESTS.
Davy Crockett and a small detachment of men camped here on their way to defend the Alamo. A historical plaque marks the site where the spring still flows. The six flags of Texas fly over the park, and the 1850s Strode-Pritchett log cabin is in the park. Brewer Park, West Goliad Street at underpas...
Housed in the 1909 railroad depot, the museum displays early farm implements, an old newspaper press, railroad memorabilia dating from 1872 and has exhibits depicting the history of the first county of the Republic of Texas, June 12, 1837. Open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 101 S. First St. 936/544-95...
This elegant Greek Revival house was built in 1854 by Armistead Thomson Monroe, a local merchant and great-nephew of President James Monroe. The house reflected the style of homes in Virginia. Open March–Dec. 2–4 p.m. Sat. Admission charge. 707 E. Houston Ave.
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