Carthage Pop. 6,573 Alt. 302


Became the seat of Panola ( an American Indian word for cotton ) County in 1848 when 100 acres were donated for a Townsite. Today, Carthage is a center for gas and oil processing, petrochemicals, lumber mills, chicken processing, and several small industries. Carthage is the birthplace of Tex Ritter and Jim Reeves.


Martin and Murvaul

Schools of Higher Education

Panola College

Panola County Heritage Museum

Many historical exhibits, including antique dolls, and old buggies which are stored in a restored historic bank on the town square.

Panola County Historical Jail Museum

A historical building, La Grone Family History Center, plus the Genealogical Library, also includes a complete History of Law Inforcement of the East Texas Area. Located on North Shelby Street ; open Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. 3 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

Reeves Memorial

A Life sized Statue of famous native Jim Reeves. One of Americas best loved Country and Western singers. Reeves was killed in a plane crash in 1964. Reeves has sold millions of albums and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The memorial is located three miles from centrall downtown on U.S. 79.

Tex Ritter Museum

This Memorial features unique memorabilia of this legendary Country / Western Entertainer who was a member of the Grand Old Opry at a young age he later was inducted into the Coiuntry Music Hall of Fame. For further information please call (903) 693-6634



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