I want to welcome you to Nacogdoches County — a place I visited to attend Stephen F. Austin State University and stayed to raise my family and build my career.
Nacogdoches is a vibrant, everchanging county that is always growing and developing in new and exciting ways! Known throughout Texas as the oldest town, Nacogdoches is a favorite destination of tourists. I invite you to take a stroll through our charming downtown or set out on a treasure hunt along county roads and brick streets to visit revered Texas landmarks and historic structures that mark homesteads, battles, and leaders vital to the birth of the great Lone Star State.
As a proud graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, home to nearly 13,000 students, I welcome you to visit the campus. Students enroll for the opportunity to be inspired by world-class faculty and become a part of a spirited, 95-year, Lumberjack tradition. Businesses thrive with a diverse customer base that swells with the return of students each semester. Residents benefit from the many engaging activities offered by the campus and open to the entire community.
Nacogdoches is the Garden Capital of Texas, and among the many well-manicured green spaces, you’ll find a breathtakingly diverse collection of plants, from brightly blooming azaleas to stately Japanese maples and elegant, yet hardy species.
Make time to experience the abundant outdoor activities in Nacogdoches County, as well. Choose from fishing, water skiing, camping, hiking or boating fun at Lake Nacogdoches, Lake Naconiche or Sam Rayburn Reservoir. While you’re enjoying one of our 20 city parks, you may catch me in a game of disc golf!
Discover the beauty of all that makes Nacogdoches unique and, if you decide to stay and become a permanent part of our city, our chamber can help you get moved and settled. Visit our chamber office for more information!
Axe ’Em Jacks!
2017-2018 Chair of the Board of Directors, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce