A repost for Trish...
Crockett, Texas (36 miles SE of Palestine, 49 miles N of Huntsville, 35 miles SW of Nacogdoches)
The town was named after Davy Crockett who reportedly had camped nearby on his way to the Alamo. The site was very near the Old San Antonio Road. A family of Tennesseans donated the land for the town and named it after Crockett, who they had known back in Tennessee.
The town was incorporated in 1837, and a post office was granted the following year. Crockett was connected to Nacogdoches by stage service.
In 1839 raids by the Alabama-Coushatta and Cherokee Indians forced the town's residents to take shelter in the fortified log courthouse.
Crockett was a training center for Confederate conscripts during the Civil War.
The railroad came through in 1872 enabling Crockett to exploit the county's timber resources.
By 1885 the town was thriving with a population of 1,200 and the following year a school was opened for black girls. It evolved into Mary Allen Junior College, which operated into the 1970s. (history via Texas Escapes)
Houston County Courthouse, built in 1939; it is an example of the architectural style known as "Texas-Moderne"
Ritz Theater (according to this site it is closed, but I'm pretty sure they were showing current run movies last time I drove through, which was back in December)
the 1891 W.V. McConnell Building
The Downes-Aldrich House, c. 1891-1893, Eastlake Victorian Style
Do you see the doll in the window? Please, tell me you see that doll.