Nocona, Texas


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

544 Votes - "Most Fun"
4 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
3 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
My hometown has a heart as big as TEXAS... you'll never meet a stranger here. Come see the MOST FUN TOWN IN TEXAS.
Reviewed by judgechristie
on September 18, 2013
Lots of Geocaches in and around the town. Also Many more around the beautiful surrounding area. Friendly people, great events.
Reviewed by specoli
on September 3, 2013
FUN, we invented it! If your looking for small town friendly, look no further. If you are looking for a place to spend a quiet weekend in Texas, Nocona is your town. HOWEVER, check the schedule first, we just might be having a Rodeo, Madi Gras. Car Auction, Party....... that weekend. Just take a gander at some of the Regular events. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Local Activities>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nocona is home to an 18-hole golf course, airstrip (FAA identifier F48), hospital, and one of the finest city parks in Texas. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Local History >>>>>>The city is named for Peta Nocona, the Comanche chief. The area was first known to white settlers as the last stop in Texas before crossing the Red River on the Chisholm Trail. It was founded in 1887. Nocona assumed the role of economic and industrial center of northern Montague County. The town has steadily maintained a population of around 3000 since the 1940s, though industries responsible for its growth have come and gone. The "North Field", an oil field between Nocona and the Red River, contributed to Nocona's economy for much of the 20th century and continues to do so on a small scale. The MKT line, which was responsible for Nocona's founding, was abandoned in 1969 and the tracks removed in 1971. Nocona also has a proud history of leather works and has been home to Justin Industries, Nocona Boot Company, and the Nocona Belt Company. Nocona Boot Company and Justin Industries have since moved; however, the Montague Boot Company has been established in downtown Nocona making boots for the Larry Mahan line at Cavender's Boot City. Also integral to the Nocona economy is the Nocona Athletic Goods Company (product names are spelled "Nokona"), which manufactures baseball gloves, bats, catcher's equipment, and other sports accessories. Significant efforts are currently underway to revitalize the Clay Street downtown area. See an example of refurbishing a downtown landmark from start to finish at the F&M Bank Face Lift Project. Nocona has a lake approximately 10 miles north of the city appropriately named Lake Nocona, or Farmer's Creek Reservoir. It is a recreational lake popular with people from across north central Texas. On Lake Nocona sits Nocona Hills, an attractive gated lakeside "city" with many homes, a hotel, golf course, landing strip, and other amenities. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Local Venues           >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It just doesn't get any better than this Folks!
Reviewed by pperryman321
on August 28, 2013
Come check us out! Visit Tales 'n' Trails Museum and see how Nocona and Justin Boots got their start here! See the only American made baseball/softball gloves still being made in downtown Nocona, classic cars galore at Horton Classic Car Museum! Eat a great steak or cheeseburger at Times Forgotten, a restored old bank building, and spend the night at the family owned Veranda Inn, Bed & Breakfast and RV Park! Enjoy a drive through this beautiful North Texas Hill country!
Reviewed by namcbroom
on August 15, 2013
everyone is friendly and knows how to have FUN!!! from festivals, to parties, rodeos, holidays, live bands, dances and the list goes on!
Reviewed by Jonsey
on August 15, 2013
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