The towns of Palestine and Elkhart are in Anderson County in eastern Texas. Palestine has many historic buildings. Elkhart is near a lake.
Most Palestine TX homes for sale are houses with three or four bedrooms. A few houses have two bedrooms. Some Palestine TX homes for sale are from the early 1900s. People who like history and scenic views will enjoy living in this town.
Palestine was established in 1846, and buildings from the 1800s can be seen in the downtown area. Old Town Palestine is an area of town with buildings from the early 20th century. These buildings now have specialty shops and restaurants.
People interested in history will enjoy visiting Palestine’s museums. The Museum of East Texas Culture is in the town’s first schoolhouse. The school opened in 1916. One of the rooms has been restored to look like a classroom from the early 1900s. Another room has displays focusing on the early days of the railroad in Palestine. Other exhibits in the museum have items related to the history of Palestine and Anderson County.
The Howard House Museum is in a home that was built in the middle of the 19th century. It has furniture and exhibits from that time period.
A trip on the Texas State Railroad gives visitors a chance to see some of the area’s beautiful scenery. This historic train takes passengers through pine woods between Palestine and the town of Rusk. The train depots in both towns are surrounded by large open spaces with lakes and streams.
People who purchase Palestine TX real estate will be close to Davey Dogwood Park. Trails in the park wind through a forest of dogwood trees. Palestine Community Forest is just a few miles from Palestine. Visitors can drive along scenic roads lined with pine trees. These roads lead to lakes where people can go fishing and boating. There are picnic areas by the lakes.
Palestine has several places for family fun. People can play arcade games and miniature golf at the Dogwood Junction Family Fun Center. Palestine has a bowling alley and a movie theater.
Annual events in Palestine bring residents of Palestine and the nearby town of Elkhart together. There are events for everyone. These events include the Dogwood Trails Festival, the Hot Pepper Festival and a Victorian Christmas Train Ride. There are also rodeos, home tours and chili cook offs.
Elkhart is 11 miles south of Palestine. People who have bought Elkhart TX homes for sale can easily travel to Palestine to enjoy that town’s attractions. Most Elkhart TX homes for sale are houses with three bedrooms. There are a few larger homes in the town. Some Elkhart TX real estate is not too far from Elkhart Lake. Bullhead and warmouth can be caught in this lake.
Serving Palestine, Elkhart, Athens, Fairfield, Buffalo and surroudning areas.
A local Realtor can help people who are interested in moving to this area. Those who want to purchase Palestine TX real estate or Elkhart TX real estate can contact Willie Hibbard, Hibbard Real Estate, (903) 388-9414.