Introduction to Seagoville, Texas
Seagoville, Texas, in Dallas county, is 9 miles SE of Mesquite, Texas (center to center) and 18 miles SE of Dallas, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Dallas metropolitan area. Seagoville contains a population of approximately 10,823.
Hugh L. Buchanan, who arrived in the area in the 1860s, was one of the first settlers of Seagoville. The founder of the city, T. K. Seago, arrived in 1876 and set up a general store. The first school, consisting of a log cabin and split-log seats, was constructed by John A. Brinegar in 1867. The community accepted the name Seago in 1876 in honor of T. K. Seago. In 1878, the first Baptist Church was established in Seago. The community grew and prospered steadily and, in 1910, changed its name to Seagoville to avoid confusion with a nearby town called Sego.
Seagoville and nearby Attractions
- Robinwood Baptist Church
- Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens
- James Ray Henry Stadium
- Lawrence Lake
- Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution
- Kleberg-Rylie Branch Library
Things To Do In Seagoville
Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution was established in 1941. It had a state-of-the-art hospital and excellent facilities for prisoners. The dormitories were designed to make prisoners comfortable during their stay in the prison. It remains a place of attraction for tourists. Robinwood Baptist Church and Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens both attract tourists because of their splendid architecture and the ambience of serenity. James Ray Henry Stadium hosts sports events that tourists can attend as spectators. Kleberg-Rylie Branch Library, located nearby, allows visitors to spend some quiet time with a good bookin hand.
Dallas Love Field Airport is located a short distance from the city.
Seagoville Higher Education
People seeking higher education can enroll at Eastfield College, Southern Methodist University, or Devry Institute of Technology.