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Nacogdoches County Archive

The Fredonia Hotel

When Richard and Barbara DeWitt spent $18 million renovating the old Fredonia Hotel in downtown Nacogdoches a couple of years ago they knew they were bringing it back more hip and haute than ever. Inside and out, the six-story midcentury modern building is a beacon for people from many generations who are drawn to its 1950s vibe with all the present day amenities.
June 21, 2019

Fredonia (and Nacogdoches) Set the Stage for Texas' Independence

Fredonia was a geographical experiment that pre-dated and even caused the split between Mexico and what would become the Republic of Texas.
December 15, 2018

JD Cole’s Material Identity

As guests enter Dolli’s Diner on Pecan Street in downtown Nacogdoches, they are greeted by a stunning display of large, colorful, expressive portraits along a brick wall. Created by artist JD Cole, the paintings are Nacogdoches people in scenes that reflect their lives in Texas’ oldest city.
December 3, 2018

The Centuries-Old Road that Still Has Plenty to Offer

Early Spanish explorers, traveling from Mexico City, embarked upon the untamed wilderness that was Texas 300 years ago. They followed a series of trails first trodden by Native Americans like the Caddo tribe.
July 14, 2018

City's Statue Collection Tells the Texas Story

Put on your walking shoes and venture down the Nacogdoches Statue Trail, a collection of noteworthy monuments to individuals who played pivotal roles in the establishment of the Lone Star State.
June 17, 2018

Truly, There's Nothing Blue about the Blueberry Festival

The day includes everything from a kids discovery zone to concerts, car shows, contests and, of course, plenty of tasty blueberry treats.
June 2, 2018

A Berry Exciting Showdown

Young and old bakers welcome to sign up for the blueberry cupcake contest as part of the Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches.
May 25, 2018

This Summer, Try a Staycation Instead

For those seeking fun weekend destinations where plenty of activities are easily within walking distance once they arrive, there’s no need to look further than the Upper East Side of Texas.
May 14, 2018

Libraries Rock! Bound to Break the 'Shhh' Standard ... and for Good Cause

Nacogdoches library's fundraiser is "one for the books!"
May 7, 2018

Step Back in Time at the General Mercantile in Nacogdoches

Sheryl Hartz, co-owner of the General Mercantile and Oldtime String Shop in Nacogdoches, makes and sells old-fashioned brooms.
April 29, 2018

Tour of Home Gardens to Show off Nacogdoches’ Beauty

This exclusive tour is curated by the Garden Capital of Texas Committee and includes stunning private home gardens and public gardens.
April 22, 2018

Tall Pines

By Wendy Floyd. I was looking for a new perspective of the pine trees I walk in everyday. (Nacogdoches County)
April 22, 2018