National Register Listing in
Titus County, Texas

The state flower of Texas is the bluebonnet. The flower blooms in the spring and is a common sight along the highways and in fields throughout the state.
Titus County, located in Northeast Texas, has a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century. The area was originally inhabited by indigenous tribes, such as the Caddo and Cherokee, before European explorers arrived. In the early 1800s, settlers began to establish settlements in the area, and by the mid-1800s, the region became known as Titus County.

In the early years, the county was predominantly agricultural, with cotton being the primary crop. The development of transportation infrastructure, such as railroads and roads, played a significant role in the county's growth and success. The arrival of the railroad in the late 1800s opened up new opportunities for trade and commerce, leading to the growth of towns such as Mount Pleasant, the county seat.

During the Civil War, Titus County, like many areas in Texas, was deeply affected by the conflict. Many residents joined the Confederate army, and the county faced economic hardships as a result. After the war, the region slowly recovered, and the economy diversified to include industries such as timber, oil, and manufacturing.

In the 20th century, Titus County continued to grow and develop. The discovery of oil in the 1930s brought significant prosperity to the county, attracting new industries and boosting the local economy. Today, Titus County remains a vibrant community with a diverse economy, including agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, and education. The county has also worked to preserve its historical heritage, with several historical sites and museums showcasing its rich past.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Titus County, Texas.

  • 1846 - Titus County is established as a county in the Republic of Texas.
  • 1852 - The county seat is established in the town of Mount Pleasant.
  • Late 1800s - The county experiences significant growth due to the arrival of railroads.
  • 1900s - Agriculture becomes a major industry in Titus County, with cotton, corn, and livestock farming dominating the economy.
  • 1930s - The Great Depression leads to economic hardships in the county.
  • Mid-1900s - Titus County experiences a period of industrial growth, attracting manufacturing companies to the area.
  • 1970s - The county's economy shifts towards services, government, and trade.
  • 1984 - Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is established, becoming a popular recreational area for residents and visitors.
  • 2000s - Titus County continues to grow, attracting new businesses and investments.