Welcome to Historic Houston County Texas!

Come for the day or longer and enjoy beautiful East Texas. we have over 200 historical markers,  6 National Register Properties, 1 State Antiquities Landmark and nearly 200 identified cemeteries, which many are considered to be Historic.  For more information on these sights and where to find them, consult the Texas Historical Commission Atlas. The Atlas has a wealth of information on East Texas history.


Hungry? We have recommendations! Whatever you are craving we have

you covered.


Make sure to visit our antique stores, consignment shops and unique boutiques on your trip.

The EXPLORE Magazine, your Official Guide to Houston County, published by the Houston County Courier is available to view online by clicking the image.


We have fun places to go and offer everything from movies to live performances to dancing and more. 

Welcome to historic Houston County, Texas, the first county established by the Republic of Texas. Sam Houston authorized the establishment of Houston County on June 12, 1837. The city of Crockett was selected as the county seat and named for the Tennessee scout, David Crockett, who camped near the area on his way to the Alamo.