Texoma Landmarks - Historical Sites and Places to Visit

Texoma Landmarks

Texoma has a rich history and there are numerous landmarks throughout the area revealing where historical events occurred, famous people lived and examples of architecture from the 1800’s.  Texoma was home to US Presidents, Statesmen, artist, architects, educators, inventors and entrepreneurs who played key roles in the development of our country.

Texoma landmarks include homes, churches, buildings, schools, bridges, parks, and forts – many of which date back to the 1800’s.

Carpenter’s Bluff Bridge
Address: Denison, Texas 75020
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Carpenters Bluff Bridge Originally built as a railroad bridge for the Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf (MO&G) Line, this landmark structure across the Red River continues to provide a transportation route between Grayson County, Texas, and Bryan County, Oklahoma

Donald Lee Mayes Home
Address: Denison, TX
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Donald Lee Mayes (1914-1966) was a leading architect in Denison and are towns

E.M. Kohl Building
Address: Denison, Texas 75020
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The E.M. Kohl building, formerly the Travelers Hotel, was built in 1893. The top 3 floors were added in 1909-1911 to be used as the family residence.

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Park
Address: Denison, Texas 75020
Phone :
(903) 465-8908
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Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site showcases the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was born in 1890.

Address: Durant, OKLAHOMA 74701
Phone :
(580) 924-6502
Lake Texoma Denison Dam
Address: Denison, TX 75020
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Completed 1944, the Denison Dam impounds the Red River Basin forming Lake Texoma. Lake Texoma is the second largest lake in Texas and the eleventh largest reservoir in capacity in the United States.

Loy Park
Address: Denison, TX
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The Civilian Conservation Corps at Loy Park -Grayson County officials became aware of a growing need for a public recreation facility for the area's approximately 65,500 residents in 1930

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
Address: Denison, Texas 75020
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In 1865 the Union Pacific Railway southern branch was incorporated to build a railroad from the St. Louis-Kansas City area to the Gulf of Mexico.

Perrin Air Force Base
Address: Denison, TX
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Plans began in early 1941 for a U. S. Army Air Corps installation to be located in Grayson County. This 1,160-acre site was acquired in June, and Air Corps personnel began arriving in August.

Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Address: Bonham, TX 75418
Phone :
903.583.5558
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Offering a more intimate glimpse into the life of Speaker Sam Rayburn is the Sam Rayburn House Museum.

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St Patrick Parrish
Address: Denison, Texas 75020
Phone :
(903) 463-3275
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St. Patrick's parish was founded in 1872 by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Galveston, Claude Dubuis. The first church building at this site, designed by noted architect Nicholas J. Clayton, was completed in 1898.

St. Luke Church
Address: Denison, Texas 75020
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St. Luke Church is Denison's oldest house of worship and oldest Episcopal sanctuary in Grayson County was built 1875 Recorded Texas Historic Landmark 1969

Thomas V Munson Home
Address: Denison, Texas 75020
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