East Texas City

Coldspring, Texas

A Glimpse Back In Time

VIsit The San Jacinto County Museum

A narrow window of time is captured downtown, where most buildings were erected between 1916 and 1923. The townsite was moved there just blocks from its original location after a 1915 fire destroyed the original wooden courthouse. The San Jacinto County Museum, housed in the 1887 jail, remains on the old townsite along with other original and relocated buildings. Fast fact: Founded in 1847 as Coonskin, the town’s name changed to Firemen’s Hill, then Cold Spring, then Coldspring.
Scenic Drive:
Several Forest Service roads go through the Sam Houston National Forest area known as the Big Thicket. One route is to Double Lake Recreation Area south of Coldspring about 4 miles via Texas 150 west, F.M. 2025 and a Forest Service road.

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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.