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Cherokee County Archive

A Wink to Neal McCoy

Jacksonville native Neal McCoy was born July 30, 1958. Besides his success as a world-class country music singer, his charity, East Texas Angel Network (ETAN), is committed to the enhancement of the lives of children who are living with terminal or life-threatening diseases.
June 21, 2019

Lake Jacksonville Open to Visitors for July 4 and Throughout the Year

June 21, 2019


With Love’s Lookout Park, downtown shopping and dining, interesting attractions, and a popular lake, Jacksonville is a good place to visit for summer fun.
June 21, 2019

Vanishing Texana Museum Displays Unique History

The Vanishing Texana Museum in Jacksonville contains a display of artifacts representing the history of Texas and Cherokee County. Included in the display are Native American relics, farm equipment, photographs, guns, dolls, typewriters, and many other items of interest.
December 26, 2018

Unassuming Marker Memorializes Massacre

The site of the Killough Massacre dates back to displacement related to the start of the Republic of Texas.
October 1, 2018

Travel Down the Scarecrow Trail

On opening day -- Saturday, October 6 -- the activities include live entertainment, face-painting, food, pumpkins, mums, a Hobbit House and, of course, lots of scarecrows.
September 30, 2018

Girl Scouts Encourage Kindness for Silver Award

Pair of Girl Souts brightened up student bathroom walls with inspirational and encouraging quotes.
September 19, 2018

Patriotic Spirit on Exhibit at American Freedom Museum

See artifacts, photos and more at this out-of-the-way museum covering the nation's fight for freedom around the world.
June 20, 2018

Tomato Fest Filled with Flavor

City of Jacksonville hosts some plump, juicy activities sure to please your palate.
May 17, 2018

Tickets on Sale for CCT's Season Finale

Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch hits the CCT stage Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, and Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12.
April 22, 2018

Jacksonville Native Blended Honky Tonk and Country Music

January 26, 2018

Womack Has New Album Full of East Texas Soul

Lee Ann Womack’s new album “The Lonely, The Lonesome and The Gone,” is now available for purchase. It combines country, soul, gospel, and blues — genres that tie well to her East Texas roots.
October 30, 2017