Overview of Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches is a city in eastern Texas, known as the oldest town in the state and the county seat of Nacogdoches County. The city sits roughly 130 miles southeast of Dallas, 140 miles northeast of Houston and 90 miles southwest of Shreveport, LA.
Settling into Nacogdoches apartments for rent is an excellent way to join the estimated population of more than 33,400 people living across the more than 25 square miles of land.
Living in Nacogdoches, TX
Nacogdoches touts its reputation as the "Oldest Town in Texas," as it was originally incorporated in 1837. The city was the site of the first producing oil well in the state, drilled in 1861. Nacogdoches became a thriving commercial center in the late 1800s after the railroad was invented and brought to town.
The city has a rich history and has been under more flags than the state of Texas itself. Along with the six flags Texas has been represented by - Spanish, French, Mexican, the Lone Star, the Confederate, and the United States - Nacogdoches has also served under the Lone Star Republic flag, the Magee-Guitierrez Republic flag, and the Fredonia Republic.
In the 1960s, the city saw rapid economic development with the enlargement of Stephen F. Austin State University.
Nacogdoches Attractions and Special Events
People living in Nacogdoches apartments have a wide range of attractions and events available to them. For prime outdoor recreation, residents have more than 16 local parks to choose from, the Woodland Hills Golf Club for a day on the links and numerous gardens for observing plant and wildlife. Roselake Ranch is a popular local attraction for horseback riding at all experience levels, and Lake Nacogdoches offers 2,200 acres of excellent fishing waters for largemouth bass, crappie, and sunfish.
Residents also enjoy many locally owned specialty and antique shops, historic sites, and cultural attractions that come along with living in the oldest city in Texas. Millard's Crossing Historic Village, a reconstructed village that depicts life in East Texas in the 19th century, is a popular attraction.
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