East Texas City

Jasper, Texas

Old Aldridge Sawmill An Ghost Town

Boykin Springs Recreation Area

Alligators, herons, and bass attract hikers, birders, and fishermen to this community, located east of B.A. Steinhagen Lake and south of Lake Sam Rayburn. A trail in Boykin Springs Recreation Area leads to the unrestored ruins of the old Aldridge sawmill and ghost town. Once a thriving sawmill town, residents abandoned Aldridge in the 1920s after the native timber was depleted. Events include the Jasper Air Show in the fall, Azalea Festival in March, July 4 Celebration, Butterfly Festival in October and Christmas in the Park in November.

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Angelina National Forest
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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.