The abundance of Freestone rock in
this area gave this county its name, the county seat is
recognized as a prosperous banking, market, and shipping
center. Rock quarry, sawmill, lignite coal mining, and
oil and gas production, contribute to town's economy.
Each May - July is a fun time to
visit this area with acres and acres of peach trees
producing delicious peaches. Fruit stands along highways
are a great place to get and taste these delicious
natural treats during the season.
Fairfield Lake State Recreation
1,460 acres adjacent to Lake
Fairfield. Camping, rest rooms with showers, swimming
beach, boat ramp, fishing pier, and fish cleaning
shelter. A 4.5-mile hiking trail to primitive camping
area. From Nov. - Feb. the park is home to a number of
bald eagles who winter in Texas. The park provides tours
by reservation only. For information, call 903/389-4514.
Seven miles northeast via F.M. 488, F.M. 1124, and Park
Road 64. Admission.