The First National Bank of Mineola was housed in several downtown locations before settling in this building in 1912. This was built on the site of the former Mineola Mercantile, which burned in a large downtown fire in 1912.
Just outside Carthage, you’ll find the headstone for Jim Reeves, a world-famous country singer. It is also where you’ll find a historical marker commemorating his life. It’s the subject of this week’s Mark in Texas History.
It was a thriving industrial town carved out of the Piney Woods in Cherokee County, but that only lasted about five years. Mark Scirto talked about the Iron Queen of the Southwest in his most recent Mark in Texas History.