JACKSONVILLE

Population 13,020

Altitude 516



General

Town was a post office community before 1849, but moved three miles to present site when International-Great Northern Railroad was built in 1872. During the 1930s and '40s the city was known as the "tomato capital" when more tomatoes were shipped from here than any other city. Each September the city celebrates Tomato Fest honoring the once important crop.

More than 60 diversified manufacturing firms are located here, many associated with plastic, wood, and air conditioning coils and condensers.

Home of Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, Jacksonville College, and Lon Morris College.

Five factory direct stores are popular with shoppers.

HERRING'S WILDLIFE PARK

KILLOUGH MONUMENT

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

LOVE'S LOOKOUT PARK

SCENIC DRIVES

VANISHING TEXANA



Attractions

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