Selected as site for new seat of Newton County in 1853. Today
a commercial center for lumbering, livestock, oil and farming.
- SYLVAN NATURE TRAIL-A Texas Forestry Association Woodlands
Trail, the hiking path meanders through dogwood filled area for
about one and a quarter miles. Many species of forest trees are
identified by signs. Four miles southeast on U.S. 190 opposite
highway roadside park.
- WILD AZALEA CANYONS TRAIL-A pocket wilderness featuring
growth of wild azaleas (most spectacular in March) and other native
flowering plants. Scenic rock cliffs. Five miles north on Texas
87; 10 miles east on F.M. 1414 (not shown on most maps).
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