East Texas City

Atlanta, Texas

Birthplace of Don Henley & T-Bone Walker

Visit The Texas & Pacific Train Depot

Many of Atlanta’s early settlers came from Georgia, and vestiges of the Old South linger. Visitors to the Atlanta Historical Museum, located in the renovated Texas & Pacific Train Depot, will experience more than a proud Southern heritage. One prominent display honors Bessie Coleman. Born here in 1892, Coleman was the world’s first licensed African American pilot. At Atlanta State Park, siuated on Lake Wrigh Patman, archeologists have uncover evidence of early Caddo Indians. Events include the Children’s Independence Day Parade in July, Hoot N’ Holler festival and 5K Glow Run in September, the Cullen Baker Country Fair in November, and Holiday Open House and Christmas Parade in December.

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150 Years Of Texas History In The Starr Family Home In Marshall

Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family in Texas history. Click here to read more.