Settled near site of large post oak grove which was a prominent
landmark for pioneer travelers and a lookout point for the Indians. Dripping Spring,
just north of the grove, encouraged settlement, as did the rich rolling black land
praries. The public square of the town was plotted and laid off by George Newcomb on
Christmas Day, 1854. Goods were hauled from Jefferson to supply the needs of the
community until the Texas and Pacific built to the city. Today the town is center
for agriculture and varied businesses.
Ray Roberts and Texoma.
Ray Roberts Lake State Park-
1,397-acre scenic playground among wooded area on south side of Ray
Roberts Lake; camping, boating, swimming, and fishing. Overnight group pavilion and
day-use group picnic area also available. 12-mile multiuse trail for hiking,
bicycling, and equestrian use (your horse). Admission. For information, call