1708 South US Highway 69, Mineola, Texas, 75773, United States
Travel Tips for Mineola
Mineola holds a Freedomfest to celebrate July 4th. There is a fireworks display, fun run, volleyball tournament, tennis tournament, dunking booth, horseshoe tournament and bingo. There is also arts and crafts and food stalls as well as live entertainment.
Also in July is the Fireman?s Rodeo
Noble Willingham who appeared in more than 30 films including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Good Morning, Vietnam, and played Tim Allen's next door neighbour (whose face was always partially hidden) on Home Improvement was born in Mineola in 1931. He died in Palm Springs January 2004.
Mineola Country Club
The Country Club is just out of Mineola heading west or you pass it as you are coming into Mineola heading east. This is a 9 hole golf course which is rated as the 17th best nine hole course in Texas. There is no driving range but there is a warm up practise area. The club also has a dining area, bar and swimming pool.
Sand Springs Cemetery
This cemetery is just outside of Mineola and was originally knowns as the Big Spring Cemetery. It was the burial ground for the first pioneer settlers of the neighbouring rural community. A lot of the earlier gravesites are unmarked but they include members of the Big Spring Baptist Church, the community school and the Sand Springs Masonic Lodge NO. 364. One of the oldest marked graves is that of a pioneer settler Thomas Ship (1796-1863) who was a early trustee of the cemetery. There are over 1000 graves here.
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