Introduction to Crockett, Texas
Crockett was named for Davy Crockett, who had camped in the area during his journey to the Alamo. It is believed that a family from Tennessee donated land for the town, and they named it after Davy Crockett who was known to them previously. Crockett was incorporated in 1837, and a post office was established in 1838. A stage service connected Crockett to Nacogdoches. During the Civil War, the Confederate conscripts were trained in a center in the city. The county's timber resources were exploited by the city once the railroad passed through in 1872.
Crockett and Nearby Attractions
- Grapeland Drive-Thru Safari
- Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area
- Museum of East Texas Culture
- Monroe-Crook House
- Ellen Trout Zoo
- Houston County Lake
Things To Do In Crockett
There are several options for outdoor recreation at Crockett. Big Slough Wilderness Area is largely made up of white oak, willow, chestnut oak, sweetgum, and red oak trees. Hiking and camping activities are available here. The Grapeland Drive-Thru Safari is an exotic wildlife park situated near Crockett. Davy Crockett Memorial Park is home to the Veteran's Memorial Wall, and it also has walking trails, basketball courts, and a swimming pool. Live music may be enjoyed at Crossroads Band at Wild Bill's Sports Bar. Trips may be planned to Howard House Museum and Museum of East Texas Culture as well.
Flights are available from Easterwood Field Airport.
Crockett Higher Education
Angelina College, Jacksonville College, and Lon Morris College are colleges closest to the city.