Tomato Capital of Texas

Jacksonville, TX

Jacksonville…where luscious landscape and abundant sunshine produce natural beauty and magnificent smiles! The breathtaking charm of the area is reflected in the lives of the people who live here. Each part of the year brings new and exciting activities where visitors are welcomed and entertained. Come stroll through our neck-of-the-woods, where majestic pines and blue lakes are the answer to everyday worries and cares.

During the 1930s-40s, the city was known as the “Tomato Capital” from which more tomatoes were shipped than any other city in Texas. The city celebrates Tomato Fest in June. During the 2010 Tomato Fest, Jacksonville broke the former Guinness World Record, earning the title “Home of the World’s Largest Bowl of Salsa.”

 

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