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, 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.
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 (1914-1966) was a leading architect in Denison and are towns
St. Luke Church is Denison's oldest house of worship and oldest Episcopal sanctuary in Grayson County built in 1876 Recorded Texas Historical Landmark 1969
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.
Completed 1944, Texoma is today the second largest lake in Texas and the eleventh largest reservoir in capacity in the United States.
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
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.
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.
The Sam Rayburn House Museum tells the real story of Sam Rayburn, one of the most powerful and influential politicians of the 20th century, in his authentic 1916 home.
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 is Denison's oldest house of worship and oldest Episcopal sanctuary in Grayson County was built 1875 Recorded Texas Historic Landmark 1969