Willis, New Waverly, Huntsville, and Crockett

Crockett, Texas 75835

Willis, New Waverly, Huntsville, and Crockett

Willis, New Waverly, Huntsville, and Crockett Professional Review and Guide

"Settled in the 1850s, the community of Waverly thrived for a time on pioneer cotton and cattle businesses. Fearing damage to their cattle and the town’s economy, residents turned down the International and Great Northern Railroad Company’s request in 1870 for a right-of-way through town, a fatal mistake. The tracks were laid 6 miles west, people began relocating around the station of “New” Waverly, and the original Waverly was doomed. Built between 1905 and 1908, it is well worth a visit.

The fifth-oldest town in Texas and loaded with vintage buildings, Crockett has a history that is easy to trace. Visitors should start at the traditional square in the heart of town—good gift-shopping territory—and then go exploring. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Houston. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."

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Crockett
Nearby City
One day to several days
Duration
Year-round
Season
All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
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Oct 2018