Founded in 1847, called Coonskin. Name successively changed to Firemen's
Hill and Cold Spring. Present seat of San Jacinto County; crop, livestock
and lumber area.
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SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL FOREST - City is near the eastern edge of forest.
SAN JACINTO COUNTY MUSEUM - Housed in handsome, restored jail, circa
1887, ( a National Register structure). Cell block, hangman's drop and
jailer's quarters still extant. Museum interprets life of early settlers
with farm and forest implements, turn-of-the-century household articles,
historic photos, weapons, law enforcement artifacts. Open Thurs., Fri.,
Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Slade Street in quaint Old Town area of Coldspring.
SCENIC DRIVE - Several Forest Service Roads through Sam Houston
National Forest offer close views of tangled, undisturbed area known as
the Big Thicket. One such route is to Double Lake Recreation Area south
of Coldspring about 4 miles via Texas 150 west. F.M. 2025 and a Forest