Welcome to Nacogdoches, a resilient community that has always responded to challenges with teamwork and determination. We’re known as the Oldest Town in Texas, the Garden Capital of Texas and the home of Stephen F. Austin State University. While we’re proud of our history, hospitality and natural beauty, we know it’s our hard-working, passionate people who make this place truly special.
The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce is the hub for our entire community. We provide resources and vital information to small businesses, employers, health care providers, educators and volunteers. From established local icons to exciting new ventures, the Nacogdoches business community is vibrant and diverse, and the Chamber works to create new opportunities by cultivating strong networks and advocating for our shared interests on regional, state and national levels.
Whether you’re here for a visit or you’re looking for a new place to call home, we invite you to discover the treasures that make Nacogdoches unique. Walk in the footsteps of history as you explore streets lined with revered historic landmarks. Stroll through Millard’s Crossing, a collection of restored 19th century buildings, and feel the serenity and simplicity of that time. Visit the breathtaking SFA campus, home to more than 12,600 students, and the Old Stone Fort, where Texas’ first two newspapers were set to type. Walk the Lanana Creek Trail, which links the Ruby M. Mize Azalea garden to the Piney Woods Native Plant Center, and wander through a diverse collection of plants, from stately Japanese maples to hardy native species.
Make time for our abundant recreational activities, as well. Enjoy fishing, camping, hiking and boating at Lake Nacogdoches, Lake Naconiche and Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Take advantage of the engaging cultural events SFA offers to the community. Quench your thirst with a local libation and kick up your heels to live music.
Take time to savor the sights, sounds, tastes and personalities that make Nacogdoches unique. This is an extraordinary town with a lot of great people. If you decide to become a part of our community, visit the Chamber office to learn how we can help you get moved and settled!
2020-2021 Chair of the Board of Directors
Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce