NACOGDOCHES

Population 31,202

Altitude. 283

General

Site of Indian settlement for centuries before first European arrived; named for the Nacogdoche Indians. Area visited by La Salle expedition in 1687. Spanish mission founded in 1716. For more than a hundred years town was major eastern gateway to Texas. Some of state's most historic landmarks are here. Texas' first newspaper, Gaceta de Tejas, was published in Nacogdoches. Home of Stephen F. Austin State University.

El Camino Real-"The King's Highway"; first blazed in 1691 by Domingo Teran de los Rios, first provincial governor of Texas. Often called "Old San Antonio Road" (OSR), route is virtually that of today's Texas 21.

L.T. BARRET MEMORIAL

LA CALLE DEL NORTE

HADEN EDWARDS HOUSE

LANANA CREEK TRAIL

MILLARD'S CROSSING

OAK GROVE CEMETERY

OLD NORTH CHURCH

OLD STONE FORT

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN ARBORETUM AND HERB GARDEN

STERNE-HOYA HOME

VISITOR INFORMATION

Attractions


Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches.
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