Waskom is located very close to several lakes, which makes it an ideal location for birdwatching. At our house, we have several bird houses built for Purple Martins, which eat mosquitoes. We also have a nice bay window which overlooks some goldfinch feeders, loaded with thistle, so we are able to see a large variety of small birds.more
Waskom is known to many as the first friendly town in Texas, and therefore it is only logical that the official Texas welcome is done here.This beautiful travel information center has everything you need to put in the car with you for your trip through Texas.The people inside are very helpful and informative and provide you with tons of literature...more
In East Texas near the Texas-Louisiana state line on Interstate Highway 20 East, one of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers operated by the Texas Department of Transportation for the convenience of the traveling public. Uniformed, professional travel counselors welcome visitors and provide a wealth of free literature, information, and...more
T C Lindsey store in Jonesville has been in continuous operation since 1847 is owned and operated by the Vaughan family. Antique collections are on display. Hard-to-get items are for sale. It is the setting for two Disney Productions and several other movies. Step back in time to the late 1840's when you visit the general store.more
There are two restaurants in Waskom that serve catfish, but I prefer Jim's. Jim's is superior in my opinion because it also serves BBQ, which means if there are people with you that do not like catfish, they will still find something on the menu worth eating. My son, ATXtraveler prefers the fried chicken here, but I go with the grilled catfish...more
David Beard's is a chain restaurant but the one in Waskom has some extras. It is located on a small lake ... it has a gift shop ... it is currently the largest of this chain. There are plans to add a camp ground on the lake. The catfish. My husband especially likes their hush puppies. He says they remind him of the "fried mush" his mother made for...more
Waskom is a very sleepy bedroom community. If you are looking for night life, I would recommend looking elsewhere. I would say a good number of residents are in their home by 7pm, and many including myself are asleep by 9pm!
Waskom is not located to a major airport, however it does offer a couple regional airports within a safe driving distance. The closest major airport is across the Louisiana border in Shreveport.If you are interested in coming to Shreveport, you will most likely fly into the small Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV). This is definitely a small town...more
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the winter time, it can get quite cold in Waskom, so make sure you bring the appropriate amount of clothing. I prefer a nice warm down jacket from about November through to March. Quite often, you will see snow in March! Also, bear in mind that there are a lot of pine trees in this area, which means will keep the temperature down.
Formed from Shelby County; created January 28, 1839; organized June 12, 1842. Named in honor of Jonas Harrison, a pioneer statesman of New Jersey, who came to Texas in 1820. A member of the First Convention of Texas held at San Felipe in 1832. Died in 1836. Marshall, the county seat. Named in honor of John Marshall, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Located at a rest stop about 6 miles west of Waskom, and 6 miles east of Marshall.
Texas High Schools and great football normally go hand in hand. If you are in Texas from Labor Day through Christmas, you have a good chance to catch a little high school football on most Friday nights. Waskom is no different, with Waskom High School's Wildcats.Although 2007 was not a particularly great year for the Wildcats, the crowds were still...more
Favorite thing: We have found a wonderful church home at First Baptist Church Waskom. The pastor, Leland Crawford is an excellent speaker, and his message is reaching hundreds of people every week. We are overjoyed with the fact that we have found this wonderful place to meet others.