Located in El Camino Park in
Milam. This restored one-story log cabin was built about 1830. It was moved to its present location and restored by local volunteers.
City of Pineland
At Pineland, Sabine County's lumbering history is reflected
in an old logging locomotive, a railroad depot, and a unique
collection of sawmill homes from the early 1900's. These
attractions can be found at the Pineland City Park alongside
modern tennis courts, softball/baseball fields, a basketball
court, and outdoor amphitheater that sits in a beautiful
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail
Designated as a National
Historic Trail in 2004, the "El Camino Real de Los Tejas"
has existed for more than 300 years. Marked by the Spaniards
and the French, the trail was followed by such men as Moses
Austin and his son, Stephen Fuller Austin (The Father of
Texas), Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, and early
missionaries of multiple faiths.
Located in Pendleton Harbor Subdivision off Highway 21, east
of Milam. Turn right at the guardhouse, 1 block then left.
This is the oldest standing log house in Texas. The house is
one of the earliest Pre-Republic, Anglo-American structures
in Texas. It was built around 1818 and is on the National
Features the Gaines-Oliphint Pioneer Day event on the 3rd
Saturday in April.
J.R. Huffman Public Library
Since opening it's doors in 1994 and becoming a member of
the Houston Area Library System in 1995, the library has
become a wonderful resource and attraction for the
community. The library carries a large variety of fiction
books including popular novels, paperbacks, westerns, and
mysteries as well as non-fiction books on topics ranging
from A to Z. Large print books, audio books, CDs and videos
for both children and adults are also available. Magazines
and daily newspapers are offered for in-house use. The
library also offers a charming children's area with books
and programs including Summer Readers Theater. Computers are
available for public use as well as a variety of office
equipment and services. Conference room with seating for 24
and theatre which accommodates 100 are available for
Located on Spur 35 off Highway 21
near Geneva. This is the oldest Protestant church that has had continuous service in Texas. The first church building was of logs built in 1837. The first pastor was Rev. Littleton Fowler. In compliance
with his request, he was buried beneath the pulpit of the chapel. The second building was erected in 1872, the third in 1900, and the present landmark Chapel was completed in 1949. All these buildings
have occupied the same spot in order that the grave of Rev. Fowler would not be disturbed. The Chapel is open every day to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Located on Highway 87 North and Highway 21 in Milam. C.A. Nethery General Merchandise is the oldest continually-run business in Sabine County. It has retained its century-old charm with original
fixtures, shelves and wood-burning stove and offers a poignant glimpse into life the way it used to be in Sabine County. Open Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:30 p.m.
Patricia Huffman Smith Museum; Remembering Columbia
museum is being made possible through the generosity of Mr.
Albert "Al" Smith, in remembrance of his
wife, Patricia Huffman Smith and many other generous
This museum will tell the story of space
exploration from the first mission of the Columbia to its
last mission, STS-107. It will also reveal the efforts of
local citizens during the recovery of Space Shuttle
Columbia, STS-107 and its Crew. An area will be dedicated
to each crewmember that was lost in the tragedy, including
the Texas Forest Service employee and the helicopter pilot
who lost their lives during the recovery effort. The
families of the crew will contribute personal items
belonging to their loved ones to be on permanent display.
This museum will house many items and artifacts from NASA
and its contractors, the families of STS-107, as well as
from other individuals.
The museum will feature two simulator interactive devices
that emulate activities of the shuttle and orbiter. The
classroom for the digital learning center will provide an
excellent opportunity for the advancement of education for
people of all ages. Hours of operation are Monday through
Saturday - 10 AM-5 PM, and Sunday - 1 PM-5 PM.
Cost to tour
the museum is $5 for adults, $3 for children. The museum's
gift shop offers NASA gear and memorabilia for sale.
Sabine County Courthouse
Located in the
county seat of Hemphill. The Courthouse was completed around 1910 and is one of East Texas' best-known landmarks. It has been restored and the old curved original steps on the North side have been
rebuilt. A new addition is the seal in the tile on the second floor. It has special significance for both Sabine County and Texas history.
Historical Jail Museum
Located on the
Courthouse Square in Hemphill. The jail was built in 1904 and was used as Sabine County Jail until 1982. This is one of two jails in Texas that had a hanging rope. It is now known as Sabine County Jail
Museum and Vergie Speights Memorial Library. The jail is rich in history, rare books for viewing and many interesting exhibits. You can view the rope used in one of the hangings and the trap door. The
museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission is free.
Sabine County Cemeteries
Sabine County has many old cemeteries of significance to the history of Texas. Information is
available at the Sabine County Jail Museum or the Sabine County Chamber of Commerce.