DOGWOOD SPRING, AUTUMN COLOR
First known as “Crossroads” (it served as a literal crossroads for the region), Winnsboro changed its name in the late 1800s in order to honor its founder John E. Winn. Today, this quiet east Texas community has been busy restoring and preserving its historic commercial district by participating in the Texas Main Street program. Many of its surviving buildings were constructed of locally produced brick and are now over one hundred years old. Designated an official Cultural Arts District in 2008 by the Texas Commission on the Arts, Winnsboro hosts music events and art exhibits year-round. The Winnsboro Center for the Arts serves as a hub of activity for both performing and visual arts. The Center and other local galleries offer many arts workshop opportunities for residents and visitors alike. The surrounding forest, populated with oak, maple, and sycamore, burst with color each autumn, drawing visitors looking for a place to enjoy the changing season. Cyclists and equestrians also find Winnsboro’s natural surroundings appealing and anglers take advantage of nearby lakes including Lake Fork and Lake Bob Sandlin.