First settlers in this area came in 1848; the town was organized
about 1873 when the railroad was built through the area. Currently a banking-market
center for agricultural areas featuring cotton, beef cattle and dairying; 33 local
industries include garments, steel, aluminum, plastic and wood fabrication. Home of
Southwestern Christian College and Trinity Valley Junior College, accredited junior
Cedar Creek, Tawakoni, and Ray Hubbard.
Silent Wings Museum-
Dedicated to airborne personnel of WW II with special emphasis on
the role of glider pilots. One exhibit is one of only two restored WW II 15-place
CG-4A transport gliders. Also Link Trainers, combat photos, uniforms, weapons and
memorabilia of WW II era. Many VCR tapes of gliders in action. Open Tues. -
Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. noon - 5 p.m. At municipal airport, 2 mi. north of I-20
via Texas 34 (Exit 501) and Airport Rd.
Terrell Heritage Museum-
Historical items of local history. In Carnegie building built
in 1904 that served as a public library until 1984. Art exhibits on first floor,
historical museum upstairs. Usually open Wed. & Sun. 1:30 - 5 p.m.; for
information, 214/563-5703. 207 N Frances St.