Cities to Visit: Terrell, Texas
The City of Today with the Charm of Yesterday... just
30 miles east of Dallas on I-20 or US 80.
Enjoy the rich history of Terrell by visiting the Heritage Museum located
in the Carnegie Building. The exhibits include a 1921
Estey pipe organ, farm tools used by early settlers of the area, a unique
doll collection and an original painting by Frank Reaugh. The #1 British
Flying Training School Museum commemorates the joint effort
between the citizens of Texas, and the British and American governments,
in training more than 2,200 British and American pilots in Terrell during
World War II.
Railroading played an important part in Terrell's heritage… visit
the Midland Rail Car, the private dining car used by Col.
E.H.R. Green, an early settler in Terrell and son of Hetty Green,
the "Witch of Wall Street", located in Ben Gill Park.
Terrell has 27 historical markers, many on stately, turn-of-the-century
homes, that are easy to find with the "Guide Map of Terrell
The R.A. Terrell Homeplace, located on the campus of Southwestern
Christian College, is being restored and will open to the
public. One of the first dwellings erected in Terrell, it is one of
twenty surviving Round Houses in the nation, and is a Texas
Historic Landmark. The annual Heritage Jubilee offers
activities for the entire family and includes an IBCA sanctioned BBQ
cook-off. Treasures abound at several antique stores and malls, with
bargains at Tanger Outlet Center on I-20. Two rodeo
arenas and Thrillvania, voted "Best Of" Dallas
Area Haunted Houses, are seasonal activities to explore.
Annual events include Heritage Jubilee (2nd weekend
in April) Square Dance Strawberry Festival (3rd Friday
in May), July 4th Fireworks, Chamber Civic Auction (October), Christmas
Parade (2nd Saturday in December).