The Oldest Town In Texas!
Heritage Trail: Forest
Region: Piney Woods
Get away for the weekend to beautiful Nacogdoches. From antiquing to nature walks, Nacogdoches has something to offer everyone. We invite you to stroll the red brick streets of historic downtown and experience the hospitality and charm of the Oldest Town in Texas. Nacogdoches is named for the Caddo family of Indians who once lived in the area. Nacogdoches remained a Caddo Indian settlement until 1716 when Spain established a mission here, Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches. That was the first European activity in the area, but a mission was not a town - it was a church. The town of Nacogdoches got started after Spaniards decided that the French were no longer a threat and maintaining the mission was too costly. So, in 1772 they ordered all settlers in the area to move to San Antonio. Some were eager to escape the wilderness, but others had to be forced from their homes by soldiers.
Nacogdoches Points of Interest
The impressive variety of birds that call the surrounding forests trails lakes and pasturelands home make the oldest town in Texas a bird-watchers paradise. Favorite sightings exclusive to this region....
The Fire Museum was built in 1996 in the former fire department shop on South Fredonia Street at the back of the Central Fire Station. The museum contains Nacogdoches first fire engine and a number of....
The Planetarium is located on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus and is operated by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. It has a Spitz 512 star projector under a 30 foot dome and a sea....
Where Is Nacogdoches, Texas ?