Fairfield Lake State Park is composed of 1,460 acres northeast of Fairfield in Freestone County, surrounding a 2,400 acre lake. The park was acquired in 1971 – 1972 by lease from Texas Utilities and was opened to the public in 1976. The population is sparsely scattered across the area, where Texas Utilities built its dam to create Fairfield Lake as a cooling system for its new power plant.
Ghost Indians and Spirits of Confederate Soldiers Wandering Houston County
By Dana Goolsby
The oldest county in Texas is believed to be hallowed ground where the spirits of Indians and Confederate soldiers roam freely. Neither the Indians nor Confederate soldiers were successful in their endeavors as they waged wars to preserve the ways of their people. Many believe the restless spirits wander the county in angst.
The Oldest Bakery In Texas Ships Thousands of Pounds of East Texas Desserts- The oldest bakery in Texas has been busy all year preparing for their busiest season of the year. The holiday season rush begins during the hot East Texas summer months for Eilenberger’s Bakery, located in historic downtown Palestine.