Real Estate Agency in Palestine, TX | CENTURY 21 Gold Award Realty

Video is courtesy of the Palestine Visitor’s Bureau.

Historic Palestine Texas was established in 1846 as a center of commerce and transportation (rail hub and Trinity River barge traffic).  In statewide election in 1850 to determine the permanent location for the Capital of Texas, Palestine placed 3rd behind Austin and Tehuacana (northwest of Mexia, today Tehuacana has a population of 383).

We remain a must see for visitors as the home of the Texas State Railroad and all of the events that happen in conjunction with the railroad that still features a steam locomotive.  Palestine continues to thrive because of the small town charm, the warm friendliness of it’s citizens as well as the economic opportunities and welcoming atmosphere.

Palestine is recognized as one of the great places for retirees, indeed it’s a Designated Retirement Community, and is in the center of Beautiful East Texas.  Palestine is also blessed with some ot the best restorations of the historic homes you can find anywhere, in addition to having 4 historic districts, the City of Palestine has a PhD preservationist on staff to assist home-owners do things the right way to keep their historic homes in tip-top shape.

Palestine has more buildings in the National Register of Historic Places than any other Texas city, save Galveston.

The Carnegie Library Building is one of only 13 Carnegie Libraries left in the State of Texas.

Built in 1915, The Reagan Building was the new Palestine High School.  In 1939, the high school and the junior high school traded buildings and high school was moved to Davey Crockett.  After a new junior high, high school building was built on the loop, the Regan Building served as an elementary school for a few years.  Today it is home to the Museum of East Texas Culture and serves as home to some special events.

The Redland’s Hotel has celebrated it’s 100th birthday and when built was the tallest building in Palestine.  It has been well maintained and is both a residence and an extended stay facility.  The ground floor is home to the Red Fire Grill, a true dining experience. 

Nearby Gus Engeling Wildlife Management area not only has an abundance of wildlife, but has been document to contain some 1,100 different species of plant life.

Incorporated in 1939, the Texas Dogwood Trails center around the dogwoods that are so plentiful in the East Texas area.  Just one drive through Davey Dogwood Park when the dogwoods are in bloom will help you understand “what all the fuss is about”. 

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