Population 4,003

Altitude 272


Located where old buffalo trail later known as La Bahia Road crossed the Colorado River. Developed 1831, became seat of Fayette Country 1837. County and town said named by early settlers for their home town and county in Tennessee. "Historic Oak" on north side of square has been muster point for men in six conflicts.

Downtown area include 1890s courthouse, old country jail, 1886 MKT Depot, historical markers, and St. James Episcopal Church, c. 1885, at 156 N. Monroe St.

City is pivotal point on the Texas Pioneer Trail covering four-county area. For additional information and map, contact the chamber of commerce (see below).

Bed and breakfast accommodations are available in historic buildings.


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