Yoakum is partially in western Lavaca County and in eastern DeWitt County. In its early years, Anglo-Americans used this site for gathering herds of Texas longhorns that were driven to market along the Chisholm Trail. With the arrival of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroads in 1887, a town site was established.
Yoakum once called itself the "Green Wrap" tomato capital of the world and still commemorates this heritage with an annual Tom Tom Festival, usually on the first week of June.
Everything you need to travel within our borders.
Get Your Guide Now ›
Plan your Texas trip then take your Passport with you.
Stay in touch with Texas.
You are now leaving TravelTex.com. You are on your way to an external website.
Economic Development & Tourism (EDT) provides these links solely for the convenience of our visitors and does not endorse, operate or control the external websites. EDT cannot be liable for direct or indirect damage to the user resulting from Internet connections, including but not limited to viruses, pop ups, spyware, or offensive materials.
Don't show this message again.