Population: 13,000+ East Texas Piney Woods Region|
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Located in the north-eastern part of the state, Jacksonville is served by State Highways 79 and 69; South of I-20. Known as the 'tomato capital' during the 1930's and 40's, the city still celebrates the once important crop every September with a Tomato Fest.
There are more than 60 manufacturing firms located here, and two factory-direct stores are frequented by shoppers.
Local attractions include Herring's Wildlife Park, 3 beautiful lakes, Lookout Mountain (Yes! ski Texas), Lookout Park, Texana Museum as well as many scenic drives.
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Local Events and Attractions
Junior Livestock Show
Mud Nationals at Mud Creek
Annual Tomatoe Fest
Firewords Display - Lake Jacksonville
Tops in Texas Rodeo
Annual Hay Show & Sale
Annual Sweet Streets
Old Fashioned Christmas
For dates & information visit Jacksonville Events
Additional events at Texas Events
Herring's Wildlife Park, Exotic animals, petting zoo, For info: 903-683-5358
Killough Monument - Native stone monument
Lookout Mountain - Artificial ski slope, water slide, camping, 903-586-2644
Love's Lookout Park - picnicking, scenic views
Vanishing Texana - Museum, Jacksonville Public Library
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