1210 Hwy 259 N
Kilgore, TX 75662
Phone: (903) 984-2385
Fax: (903) 984-3014
1210 Hwy 259 N, Kilgore, TX, US, 75662
- Phone: (903) 984-2385
- Fax: (903) 984-3014
An area history museum that focuses on "Life in the East Texas Oil Field," and presents an annual living history education program the first Wednesday in October, to coincide with the discovery date of oil, October 3, 1930. The museum is 2.2 miles from East Texas Oil Field's Discovery Well, the Daisy Bradford #3 - which was the beginning of the "largest oilfield in the world." An oil field "tent house" converted to a permanent dwelling, with original furnishings is on site and open for public viewing. Also on site is a 1931 Dixie Service Station and a 1940's road side cafe, and White's Snack Shop building, which presently houses the museum.
Martin Creek Lake State Recreation Area offers a multitude of recreational opportunities all in a beautiful East Texas Enviroment. 5,000 acre lake is full of black and white bass, perch, crapoie and catfish. Activities include fishing, camping, wildlife observation and photography, picnicking, boating, water skiing, unsupervised lake swimming, backpacking, hiking.
The first brick home in Rusk County was built of hand-made bricks in 1854-1855 by bothers Dave and Logan Howard. With hand-wrought woodwork, the home was the first house in Rusk County to be iron-reinforced and have plastered walls. In an Italian architectural style, the home has six chimneys with fireplaces in the basement, first and second stories
Primarily emergent and floating native vegetation. Habitat in Striker Reservoir consists of standing timber, boat docks, and lily pads. Game fish are typically found around brush, points, boat docks, and creek channels.