The City of Crockett is located near the center of Houston County in Deep East Texas. It is about 120 miles north of Houston, on U.S. Highway 287, and Texas Highways 7, 19 and 21. It is named after frontiersman Davy Crockett.
Incorporated in 1837, the population of Crockett today is about 7,000 residents. Elevation is 364 feet above sea level.
Nearby communities include Huntsville, Madisonville, Alto, Lufkin, Buffalo, Palestine and Groveton.
Crockett Texas Tourism and Attractions
Crockett is located in Houston County, which is nestled deep in the heart of the Davy Crockett National Forest which contains 160,000 acres of woodlands, streams, recreational areas, and wildlife habitat. Houston County offers its residents and visitors a variety of festivals with family friendly activities, outdoor recreation including fishing, boating and hunting, several entertainment venues, and numerous historical homes and sites.
The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association presents a number of popular events and concerts at the Crockett Civic Center, at 1163 Edmiston Drive.
One of Crockett's largest and most exciting event is the Annual Christmas in Crockett Arts and Crafts Festival which is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Other popular area attractions include the Houston County Museum housed in the historic railroad depot, the Downs-Aldrich House, the Monroe-Cook House, Houston County Lake, Grapeland Drive-Thru Safari and Mission Tejas State Park.
Crockett Motels and Accommodations
Crockett Information and Resources
Map of Deep East Texas Showing Location of Crockett
Interactive Map of Crockett Texas (courtesy of Google)
Other Things to See in East Texas
While visiting the Crockett area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:
- Longview - Gregg County Fair & Exposition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, R.G. LeTourneau Museum, Great Texas Balloon Race, historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
- Marshall - Michelson Museum of Art, Starr Family home State Historic Park, Harrison County Historical Museum, The Weisman, Ginocchio Hotel, T&P Railroad Museum, Christmas Wonderland of Lights
- Henderson - Heritage Syrup Festival, Howard Dickinson House Museum, Depot Museum, antique shopping, Historic Downtown Square
- Canton - First Monday Trade Days, Texas Horse Park, Splash Kingdom Water Park
- Athens - East Texas Arboretum, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Cain Center and the Athens Scuba Park
- Palestine - Texas State Railroad, Davey Dogwood Park, Dogwood Trails Festival, Anderson County Courthouse
- Nacogdoches - Spring azalea trails, Ruby Mize Azalea Garden, Mast Arboretum
- Rusk - Texas State Railroad, Cherokee Civic Theatre, Grapeland Drive Thru Safari
- Jacksonville - Tomato Fest, Tops in Texas Rodeo
- Love's Lookout - beautiful 30-mile vista to the East
- Tyler - Municipal Rose Garden, TJC Planetarium, Caldwell Zoo, Tyler Museum of Art, Brookshire's Museum & Country Store, Lake Tyler, Rose Rudman Recreational Trail, Cotton Belt Depot, Goodman-LeGrand House
- Lake Tyler - swimming, boating, fishing, skiing close-in to Tyler
- Lake Palestine - Boating, fishing, skiing and camping, just south of Tyler
- Bullard - just south of Tyler, home of wineries and the Freedom Museum