Pottsboro Texas History:
In 1876, early settler James A. Potts donated land for a townsite and donated a right-of-way to the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway which was extending its tracks from Denison to the area. Pottsboro incorporated in 1880. By 1885, the farming community had a cotton gin, several gristmills and 200 residents. The Pottsboro post office was established in 1891. The population dropped during the Great Depression. Growth picked up after the 1944 impoundment of Lake Texoma. This lakeside town is largely supported by tourism. Pottsboro is located just east of the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge on the south shore of Lake Texoma. It is located at the intersection of SH 289 and FM 120, 14.5 miles northwest of Sherman, 20.5 miles northeast of Whitesboro, and 8.4 miles west of Denison, Texas.
Pottsboro Area Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, genealogy information, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Amenities include a reservable meeting room. Open Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Sundays. (903) 786-8274. 104 N. Main Street. Email
American Legion M.I.A. Post 231:
Amenities include a boat dock, campgrounds, a barbeque/smoke room, outdoor restrooms, and a Veterans Memorial Garden. The club room is open Sun, 10am-midnight; Mon-Fri, noon-midnight; Sat, 10am-1am. (903) 786-2353. They are located at 133 Army Lane, 7 miles north of Pottsboro on Lake Texoma.
Choctaw Casino, Durant, OK, Northeast of Denison/Sherman, TX:
The 12 story casino offers live entertainment, gambling, several restaurants including Austin’s Salt Lick BBQ, a spa, pools and an RV park. (888) 652-4628. The casino is located at 3735 Choctaw Road, Durant, Oklahoma. Durant is located 22.5 miles northeast of Denison, 33 miles northeast of Sherman, and 39.6 miles northwest of Bonham, Texas. Email Map & Directions
WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, OK, North of Gainesville, TX:
Amenities include 5,800 gaming machines, 116 tables, and several restaurants. The WinStar World Casino has 395 guest rooms; the Inn at Win Star is within walking distance of the casino. Additional amenities include an RV park and an 18-hole golf course. (800) 622-6317. This casino is located in Thackerville, Oklahoma which is just across the border from Gainesville, Texas on Oklahoma IH-35 at Exit 1. (405) 276-4229.
Lenior-Sage Vineyards, Bells, TX:
The tasting room is open Sat-Sun, 1pm-6pm and by appointment. (903) 821-6773. They are located at 2277 Hayden Hall Road, Bells, Texas 75415. Bells is located at the intersections of U.S. 69, U.S. 82 and SH 56, 12 miles east of Sherman, Texas. Email Bells Texas Map Bells Area Map
Grayson Hills Winery, Whitewright, TX:
The tasting room is open Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-6pm, and weekdays by appointment. (903) 627-0832. 2815 Ball Road, Whitewright, TX. Whitewright is located at the intersections of U.S. 69, SH 11 and FM 697, 12 miles southeast of Sherman, Texas. Email
Downtown Denison Farmer's Market:
They offer products grown or raised by local farmers. They also sell firewood, canned goods, goat milk soaps, honey, eggs, and pecans. The market is open Wed, 3pm-6pm; Sat, 9am-12pm. 400 West Chestnut Street. (214) 208-5754. (903) 868-1763. Email
Annual Tickle Your BBQ Ribs in Pottsboro, TX, Mid-May:
Activities include a fun run, live music, family activities and all you can eat ribs, chicken and sides. Tickets purchased early cost $25. Tickets at the gate cost $30. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. This event is held at Sundance Camp (295 Glen Eden Drive) at the tip of Preston Peninsula on Lake Texoma; come by car or boat. Open 4pm-8pm. For more information call the Pottsboro Chamber of Commerce at (903) 786-6371.Email
Annual Frontier Day, Last Saturday in Sept:
Over 7,000 visitors attend this annual event. Activities include a 10am parade, a variety show, craft and food vendors, a Thursday and Friday night carnival, live music, and more. This event is held at Friendship Park (SH 120) on the eastern side of Pottsboro. Chamber of Commerce: (903) 786-6371. Email
Island Bar and Grill at Highport Marina:
This popular floating restaurant overlooks the lake. They offer live music and a great atmosphere; three restaurant walls are retractable glass doors which are opened on nice days. (903) 786-7654. 120 Texoma Harbor Drive, Pottsboro, Texas 75076. The marina is located about 7 miles northwest of Pottsboro. Take FM 120 to Highport Road, turn left and go 2 miles to entrance. Reviews Facebook
De Happy Cajun:
(903) 786-4909. 50055 SH 289. Reviews