Established in 1881 by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad and named for its close proximity to the Leon River, De Leon is home to Texas' largest fruit farm, the largest peanut shelling plant in the U.S. and more than 10,000 acres of pecan trees.
Don't miss the "Weeping Oak," the town's great oak tree with limbs that grow downward, featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not."
Texas' oldest Peach and Melon Festival is held during the first full week in August. 254/893-6600.
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