Selected as site for new seat of Newton County in 1853. Today
a commercial center for lumbering, livestock, oil and farming. Also, home of the
Toledo Bend Reservoir.
Sylvan Nature Trail -
A Texas Forestry Associated Woodlands Trail, the hiking path
meanders through dogwood filled area for about one and a quarter miles. Many species
of forest trees are identified by signs. Four miles southeast on U.S. 190 opposite
highway roadside park.
Wild Azalea Canyons Trail -
A pocket wilderness featuring growth of wild azaleas (most
spectacular in March) and other native flowering plants. Scenic rock cliffs.
Five miles north on Texas 87; 10 miles east on
F.M. 1414 (not shown on most maps).