Introduction to Gainesville, Texas
Gainesville was established in 1850. The land was donated by Mary E. Clark and originally named Liberty. However, the name was soon changed because another city in Texas had the same name. Later on, Gainesville was named after General Edmund Pendleton Gaines. The area became a stagecoach stop in the late 1850s. The first railroad arrived in the city around 1879. The city was incorporated on February 17, 1873.
Gainesville and nearby Attractions
- Morton Museum of Cooke County
- Frank Buck Zoo
- Kinne's Jewelers Museum
- Ray Roberts Lake State Park
- Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park
Things To Do In Gainesville
Gainesville is home to many parks and open spaces including the BP Douglas Park, Jaycee Park, Pecan Creek Park, Georgia Davis Park, Home Grown Hero Walking Trail, and Washington Park. You can also visit the nearby Frank Buck Zoo. Golf lovers can spend their leisure hours at Gainesville Municipal Golf Course. The Kinne's Jewelers Museum, Morton Museum of Cooke County, Denton County Historical Museum, and Collin County Historical Society Museum are also worth visiting.
International air transportation is available from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Gainesville Higher Education
North Central Texas College is the local college. University of North Texas, Grayson County College, and Brookhaven College also offer facilities for higher education.