This town was founded in 1824 when John Dickinson received a land grant from the Mexican government and settlers arrived. The settlement was officially established on Dickinson Bayou shortly before 1850. Visitors may access Dickinson Bayou at Paul Hopkins Park or by a public boat ramp on Texas 3 just south of F.M. 517.
Annual events include the Dickinson Festival of Lights, the Fourth of July Old-Fashioned Community Picnic and Parade, and Veterans Day Parade.
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