Originally a stop on the Old San Antonio Road, town is tomato-growing
center in redland belt. Name derives from Spanish word for "HIGH"
(highest point between Angelina and Neches Rivers). The grave
of Helena Kimble Dill, believed by many to be the mother of Texas'
first Anglo child in 1821). Contact the local Chamber of Commerce
for information about other sites of interest in this historically
rich area, or Park Superintendent, Caddoan Mounds State Historic
- CADDOAN MOUNDS STATE HISTORIC SITE - A chief archaeological
site in Texas. The park includes full-size replica of Caddoan
house built with Stone-Age type tools, visitor center with exhibits,
interpretive trail. Two ceremonial mounds of 300 by 350 feet are
remains of ancient Indian culture. Open Fri. to Mon. from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; Thurs. by appointment. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas
Eve, and Christmas. Six miles southwest on Texas 21. Admission.
- DAVY CROCKETT NATIONAL FOREST - Nearest entrance southwest
6 miles on Texas 21. Mission Tejas State Historic Park.
- SCENIC DRIVE - Exceptional scenery of forested hills
and streams lies along U.S. 69, Texas 21.
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