Nacogdoches, the Oldest Town in Texas
Take a walk through Texas history by strolling the brick streets of Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas. Though officially established in 1779 by Don Antonio Gil Y’Barbo, the history of Nacogdoches extends back to approximately 800 A.D. when the Nacogdoche tribe of the Caddo Confederacy established a settlement between Banita and Lanana Creeks. The remnants of their culture can still be seen on the landscape along Mound Street, where only one of their many ceremonial mounds remain.
The City of Nacogdoches, as well as Stephen F. Austin State University, takes pride in upholding its historic legacy, while also delivering an array of modern events and attractions.