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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Historic Houston County

Link to:  A few Locations

There are over 225 historic sites located throughout Houston county listed on the National Registry reflecting the rich heritage found in the First County of the Republic of Texas.  A complete list can be obtained rom the Houston County Historical Commission located in the Houston County Courthouse Annex.

HISTORIC HOMES

LINK TO:  A few of the vintage and historical homes.

Homes located on East Houston Avenue formerly known as El Camino Real Highway or the Royal Road.  Many of the very early settlers in Houston County made their homes beside his Historic Highway.

Dennis Ivey's

Texas Opry

Dennis Ivey’s Texas Opry is held the first Saturday of each month. The Opry is held at the Civic Center in Crockett, TX with the promise of a fun, wholesome show for the entire Family to enjoy. Country, Gospel and Bluegrass Music as well as Comedy can be found each and every month. Dennis Ivey says, “The show includes our local talent as well other performers that we bring each month.”.

Serving up the best in acoustic roots music, in the shadow of the courthouse

215 S. Third Street  -  Crockett, Texas

Crockett Museum

936.544.9520 or 936.544.2359

The 1909 Railroad depot has been converted into the Discover Houston County History Visitor's Center and Museum.

Piney Woods Fine Arts Association

PO Box 1213   ---   603 E. Goliad Suite 203   ---  Crockett TX 75835

(936) 544-4276 Fax (936) 546-0927

Salmon Lake Park

Camping, Bluegrass Festival, Gospel Fest, R.V. Clubs Reunions, Swimming, Cabin Rental & R.V. Park.

Floyd & Fannie Salmon

P.O. Box 483 - Grapeland, TX  75844

936.687.2594

info@salmonlakepark.com

Crockett Family Resort

Crockett Family Resort, is a full service RV park and marina with cabins.  A family-oriented park nestled on a trophy bass lake.

Rt 3 Box 460  -  Crockett, TX 75835
(936) 544-8466    -    1-(877) 544-8466
Marina@CrockettResort.com

Mission Tejas State Historical Park

Established in 1690, the Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was the first Spanish mission in the province of Texas.  The Mission is a 365 acre park located 22 miles northeast of Crockett on Highway 21 in the Davy Crockett National Forest.  Visitors can tour a commemorative representation of the original Mission as well as the restored Rice Family Log Home.

Davy Crockett National Forest

Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area

From Crockett: Take Hwy. 7 east for 15 miles and turn left on entrance road.

($3 day-use fee per vehicle, per day at Ratcliff Lake).

 

The facilities at Ratcliff Lake are open year-round. The area includes 77 camping units, 17 single-family picnicking units, two picnic shelters, swimming area, concession stand, bathhouse with showers, fishing piers, and playground. There is also an amphitheater for evening programs.  The 1-1/2 mile "Tall Pines" hiking trail can be accessed from the campground or the picnic area.  A 3/4 mile "Trail Tamers" accessible trail can be accessed from the picnic area.

MOTELS

CROCKETT INN

1600 Loop 304, Crockett, TX

936.544.5611

ECONOMY INN

614 4th St., Crockett, TX

936.544.7891

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

1511 E. Loop 304, Crockett, TX

936.544.4488

NEWS MEDIA - Houston Co., TX

 

 

Newspapers

Houston County Courier

Crockett, TX

Grapeland Messenger

Grapeland, TX

Palestine Herald Press

Palestine, TX

 

 

Radio Stations

KIVY - 1290 AM

92.7 FM

Crockett, TX

KBHT - 93.5 FM

 

Crockett, TX

 

Strongest AM radio stations in Crockett:
  • KIVY (1290 AM; 3 kW; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: LEON HUNT)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Crockett:
  • KIVY-FM (92.7 FM; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: LEON HUNT)
  • KCKT (88.5 FM; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K220EQ (91.9 FM; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBHT (93.5 FM; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: NICOL BROADCASTING LTD.)

 

TV Stations

KIVY-LP

Crockett, TX

TV broadcast stations around Crockett:
  • KIVY-LP  Channel 16; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: Leon Hunt)
  • KLSB-TV  Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX
  • KETK-TV  Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • K24DS  Channel 24; PALESTINE, TX
  • KTRE-TV Lufin/Nacogdoches, TX