East Texas City

Jacksonville, Texas

Visit The Vanishing Texana Museum

Home Of The Tomato Festival

Not to be left behind, the residents of Jacksonville picked up and moved the town in 1872 when the International-Great Northern Railroad laid tracks several miles from their original townsite. View East Texas splendor at the scenic ridge Love’s Lookout. A popular tourist destination during antebellum Texas, the site offers spectacular views, a visitors center, and picnic arbors. The Vanishing Texana Museum, in the Jacksonville Public Library, displays Native American artifacts, old farm implements, and photographs. Held every June, Jacksonville’s annual Tomato Festival draws large crowds. During the 2010 Tomato Fest, Jacksonville broke the former Guinness World Record, earning the title “Home of the World’s Largest Bowl of Salsa”.

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Texas Forest Trail Partners

Love’s Lookout Park

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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.