Established in 1836, Sabine County is one of the original 23 counties in the State of Texas, and is the only county of the original 23 that has never altered its county line boundaries.
Sabine County is located on the Sabine River at the border of Texas and Louisiana and covers 546 square miles. Six major water courses cross the county; Patroon, Palo Gaucho, and Housen bayous and Six Mile and Sandy creeks flow east into the Sabine River, and Bear Creek flows along the southwestern edge of the county.
One of East Texas’ best kept secrets, Sabine County is located along the Texas/Louisiana border and is surrounded by two of the best bass fishing lakes in the nation. With over 160,000 acres of National Forests’, this quaint little county has more to offer than what meets the eye. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the pristine lakes, rivers, numerous campgrounds and abundant wildlife. Jet skiing, tubing, knee boarding, and kayaking are among the most popular water sporting activities, along with some of the best bass, catfish, and crappie fishing around.
Experience the charming and unique appeal of local shops like Lonesome Pine Mercantile, dine at The Feed Store Café, spend the day relaxing with a massage at Repose Massage Studio, get pampered by Dr. Natalia at MedSpa or discover your inner self with a yoga session at Heavenly Yoga, both located downtown.
Do not leave without visiting The Remembering Columbia NASA Museum and the Jailhouse Museum. They are both wonderful exhibits of educational and historical significance. The Columbia Museum provides a personalized tour that will take you through the 28 missions of Columbia, the recovery efforts of her demise in Sabine County, and will familiarize you with the 7 astronauts on Columbia’s last mission. The Jailhouse Museum is one of just a handful of jails in the nation with indoor hanging facilities where only one confirmed hanging took place. The original rope used in that hanging is on display along with other unique items donated by Sabine County pioneer families. While in town, stop by the Gaines-Oliphint House, the oldest Anglo-American structure, still intact, that exists in Texas today.
Whether you are looking for a trip back in history, to reel in the next lake record, or just a place to get away, Sabine County is just the place for you!
For more information, contact Sabine County Tourism at 409-787-1047, visitsabinecounty.com.