Introduction to Terrell, Texas
Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman county, is 19 miles E of Mesquite, Texas (center to center) and 30 miles E of Dallas, Texas. The city is included in the Dallas metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 13,606 people lived in Terrell.
George Paschall arrived in the area in 1848 and was among the first settlers in this region. After the Texas and Pacific Railway passed North Texas in 1873, C. C. Nash and John G. Moore, who lived in Kaufman County, bought 320 acres of land and laid out lots and streets for home sites and businesses. The post office opened in 1873, and Jasper Johnson was named the first postmaster. The town was named after Robert A. Terrell, a pioneer settler. The community was officially incorporated in 1875.
Terrell and nearby Attractions
- Terrell Heritage Museum
- Kaufman County Civic Theatre
- Lake Tawakoni State Park
- Oak Grove Country Club
- Warren-Crowell House
Things To Do In Terrell
The Lake Tawakoni State Park is spread over 376 acres of land and has a swimming beach, picnic areas, hiking trails, and facilities for camping and boating. The Heritage Jubilee is a local celebration held annually on the third weekend of April at Ben Gill Park. It is a fun-filled event featuring activities for the whole family including arts & crafts exhibition, live music, carnival, BBQ cook-off, museum tours, an auto show, a quilt show, and other special attractions.
Flights can be availed from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Terrell Higher Education
Southwestern Christian College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Eastfield College and University of Dallas.