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     Heritage Museum
                         Early 1900's medicine                                            Civil War era rifle                                 Early tools and implements
                                                                               pictures courtesy of Kevin Stingley
The Heritage Museum  had a wide variety of displays including, Arrowheads, Indian Artifacts,  A Civil War era rifle, Early 1900's medicine memorabilia,  and much more. Their mission is to acquire, preserve, and display artifacts of historical significance to Cherokee County, TX. It is located at 409 N. Henderson St., one block south of the Cherokee County Courthouse.
Vanishing Texana Museum
The Vanishing Texana Museum is located in the Jacksonville Public Library. It contains a display of artifacts representing the history of Texas and Cherokee County. Included in the display are Native American relics, farm equipment, photographs and much more. The museum is open during normal library hours at 502 South Jackson, in Jacksonville, Texas.


         Interesting Sites 

Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site  

Photo courtesy of Earl Nottingham,
Texas Parks &Wildlife Department

Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site, a 93.8-acre park in Cherokee County, was acquired in February, 1975 from Walter E. Gundermann, Jr. Development of facilities was completed and the park opened to the public in June 1982. It was the home of Mound Builders of Caddoan origin who lived in the region for 500 years beginning about A.D. 800. The park offers exhibits and interpretive trails through its reconstructed sites of Caddo dwellings and ceremonial areas, including two temple mounds, a burial mound, and a village area. Group tours are offered by appointment only. Per person tour fees apply. Adult, student, and senior citizen fees; group tour rates available.