From south of Cherokee county
along Highway 69 through
Wells to north at Bullard, passing along through
Rusk and Jacksonville, from the east
79 to New Summerfield to west to Cuney you will
travel some of the most beautiful wooded country in
the South. Pines, majestic oaks, sweet
dogwoods give spring and fall an explosion of colors.
Many do not visualize Texas as part of the Old South
until they have been through this area. In your travel
through Cherokee County, Texas in the heart between
New Summerfield, Jacksonville and Rusk is the City
of Gallatin Texas. A spectacular scenic view across
the county is afforded just north of
Love's Lookout Park, named
for the family who
donated the park.
We hope you will visit whether to take a historic train
ride or a walk across the historic
footbridge in the
of Rusk, Texas. Attend our Tomato Fest in Jacksonville, Texas or view a football game
from one of Texas state's best rated stadiums "The Tomato Bowl".
Take a trail ride on the back roads in Gallatin during the Gopher Fest,
then drop by for a lunch at
The Olde Gallatin Store. Tour greenhouses and view the United States
largest greenhouse operations in New Summerfield, have lunch on a
Saturday and attend a livestock auction. Head south in Cherokee County,
Texas and tour the Caddoan Mounds just
west of Alto left by Texas' earliest known Indians. Play rounds
golf in Jacksonville and Rusk. Attend a play at
the Cherokee Civic Theater, or antique hunt, your treasure
and making new memories awaits you
here. You just might not leave! As the old expression goes, the best things in life are free!