YOAKUM Pop. 6,231 Alt. 366


Yoakum is in western Lavaca County on the boundary of DeWitt County. In its early years, Anglo-Americans used this site for gathering herds of bawling Texas Longhorns that were driven to market along the Chisholm Trail. With arrival the of San Antonio and Aransas Pass RR in 1887, the townsite was established. Today, Yoakum derives its economy from leather goods factories and is a center for manufacturing and distribution in South Central Texas

Heritage Museum-

Contains history of Yoakum and of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass RR. Artifacts depict the work, leisure, and development of residents. Leather Room features history of the leather industry from Chisholm Trail drives to first tannery, and to the creative workmanship in leather goods today. Vintage leather products from 1900.
Open Mon. - Sat. I - 5 p.m.; Sun. 3 - 5 p.m. 312 Simpson St.



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