whitesboroimage1 Whitesboro, Texas… get away to the good life!

Whitesboro, Texas is known for its friendly small-town atmosphere. It’s close to Lake Texoma—just 12 miles south—on US82, midway between Sherman and Gainesville.

Downtown Whitesboro has been home to the Annual Peanut Festival since 1965. Held the third Saturday of October each year, this festival draws crowds in excess of 15,000 to watch the parade, browse through the food and merchandise vendors, compete in contests for all ages, enjoy the car show and live entertainment. Tours of the historic Younger-Sullivan House are an added attraction (see side story below).

Another of Whitesboro’s exciting annual events is the Wild West Rodeo Days celebration on the 4th of July weekend. This CRA-CRAA rodeo features two nightly performances, a fireworks display and a dance.

whitesboroimage2 With Lake Texoma just 12 miles north, Whitesboro is close to the lake’s world-class striper fishing, sail and power boating, swimming and para-sailing. Lake Ray Roberts, 15 miles south of Whitesboro, offers additional opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Accommodations in the Whitesboro area include cabins, campgrounds and RV parks, a motel and a bed & breakfast.

Whitesboro visitors are close to the 14-mile Cross Timbers Hiking Trail which begins at Juniper Point. The Hagerman Wildlife Refuge on the Big Mineral arm of Lake Texoma is also nearby. Hagerman Wildlife Refuge is home to many species of migrating birds and waterfowl. The visitor center at the refuge offers information on self-guided driving tours as well as a gift shop.

Younger-Sullivan House – 200 Center Street

whitesboroimage3 This Victorian house was built in 1889 by Dr. R.N. Younger, a church, banking and school leader. In 1923 it was purchased by Frank Edgar and Sarah Gordon Nichols, mother of the four Sullivan girls, Beryl, Hortense, Martha and Mona. The girls were reared in the home and lived there most of their lives.

The house received a Texas Historical Marker in 1986. The house was willed to the City of Whitesboro upon the death of Mona Sullivan, the last surviving sister, in 1995. Preservation of the house is managed by the Whitesboro Preservation Board for the enjoyment of the citizens of Whitesboro and all who come to visit. Guided tours are available. It’s also a popular site for weddings and receptions.

For more information:
Whitesboro Area Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 522
107 W. Main Street
Whitesboro, TX 76273
FAX: 903/564-3397
Whitesboro Economic Development Corporation
112 West Main Street
P.O. Box 522
Whitesboro, TX 76273
Map of Whitesboro