Founded in 1858, it is the seat of Sabine County, a vast timber area. Today, it is a commercial center for lumber and a gateway to the immense Toledo Bend Reservoir. A gallows, more than 80 years old, is still in place in the four-cell county jail.
The Great East Texas Outdoor Fest in March focuses on the scenic beauty, fishing, hunting, boating, biking, hiking and birding offered in the area. The Lions Club Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Courthouse Square occurs in December.
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