About Crockett, Texas
The City of Crockett, TX is located near the center and is the county seat 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. The elevation is 364 feet above sea level.
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, Texas is largely a rural community of farms and ranches with a growing downtown area.
There are many desirable real estate properties for sale in and around Crockett, TX.
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