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Nacogdoches History

No one can write the history of Texas without including Nacogdoches. Nacogdoches — the oldest town in Texas — is named for the Caddo family of Indians who once occupied the area.

Nacogdoches has a rich historical background, dating back to the establishment of Spanish missions in 1721-22. Area history has been celebrated and protected throughout the years, resulting in the preservation of many precious homes and landmarks.

Built in 1858, the Old University Building is the only remaining building of the Nacogdoches University. It was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas to fulfill settlers’ ideals for higher education.

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