A History of Cotton
Terrell is approximately 25 miles east of Dallas on Interstate Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 80. S.H. 34, S.H. 205 and F.M.148 provide north-south access. There are still remnants of Terrells prosperous 1880's cotton era found around the railways tracks. Cotton merchants became wealthy building large homes along a street that still remains the 'Silk Stocking Row' of the city.
A few miles or so down the road heading West on Hwy80 you will come to Forney. Right alongside the freeway is dozens of Antique stores holding everything imaginable (something for everyone). Forney township itself doesn't hold much - yet, but its a quaint little spot with some lovely old homes.
Basaic Terrell Page
I stopped all too briefly in Terrell, Texas on my way back to work from visiting relatives for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. I did not get to experience much of this wonderful town, just a hotel a restaurant and a bar. I also stopped briefly at the Outlet Park. I picked up a brochure that showed me Terrell has an interesting history and is a lively, friendly town worth a visit. I will definitely come here again.
Terrell has a variety of hotels, restaurants and other attractions to choose from. If you want to try some great Mexican food, stop at Carmona's.