Just a 10-minute drive from Pottsboro lies one of the best-kept secrets in north central Texas – Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.


Lake Texoma is a beautiful vacation destination conveniently located near Dallas on the border of Texas and Oklahoma.

  • Our Rich History
  • Preston Trail
  • Public Library
  • Organizations
  • City of Pottsboro
  • Pottsboro ISD
  • Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Texoma
  • Keep Pottsboro Beautiful

Our Rich History

Often people are quite surprised to learn just how far back Pottsboro’s history actually goes. Local lands originally roamed by Native Americans were eventually settled via the establishment of the north/south Shawnee Trail, which also became one of the great cattle-drive trails between Texas, Missouri and Kansas. Our modern day Highway 289 roughly follows this original route. We’d like to…

Preston Trail

In 2009 the State of Texas designated State Highway 289 as the Preston Trail Highway to commemorate its historic significance as a major trail/road that supported the growth of Texas. In 1840, authorized by an 1838 act of the Congress of the Republic of Texas, Col. W. G. Cooke and the Texas First Infantry Regiment laid out a military road…

Public Library

The Pottsboro Area Public Library was organized May 9, 1985. Since that time, the Library has not only grown, but expanded its services exponentially. The Library offers many of the newest books written by the most popular authors in print, audiobook and ebook formats. The Library also offers public access computers with current Microsoft applications as well as DVD movies….


Pottsboro Youth Association The Pottsboro Youth Association, Inc. sponsors and organizes youth sports programs in the Pottsboro area. The sports programs include softball, baseball, volleyball, football and basketball. The overall goal is for the children to have fun while building character and promoting physical fitness. BASEBALL: Dixie league baseball is open for children age 5 through 14. Sign-ups begin in…

City of Pottsboro

The City of Pottsboro was founded in 1878 by J. A. Potts as a railroad town and over the next several years the town continued to grow in much the same way as most small Texas towns. However, in 1941 a military base, Perrin Field, was constructed south of town and in 1944, the Red River was dammed forming Lake…

Pottsboro ISD

POTTSBORO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT – Dr. Kevin Matthews ASST. SUPERINTENDENT – Josh Recer TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR – Jason Brown HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL – Mark Youree INTERMEDIATE PRINCIPAL – Lucy Hansen MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL – John Reves ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL – Gary Canada   PISD PHONE NUMBERS: Administration – 903-771-0083 Business Office – 903-771-2977 Elementary K-3 – 903-771-2981 Intermediate 4-5 – 903-771-2983…

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Just a 10-minute drive from Pottsboro lies one of the best-kept secrets in north central Texas – Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. At almost 12,000 acres in size, the Refuge provides habitat for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife AND offers many opportunities to explore the great outdoors. The Refuge Visitor Center (new in 2011) is a great place to…

Lake Texoma

Located on the Oklahoma and Texas border and nurtured by the Red and Washita Rivers, Lake Texoma is one of America’s favorite lakes. With over seven million visitors annually enjoying its recreational facilities it is ranked first among Corps of Engineers lake projects nationwide, with visitors spending over 90 million hours at the lake. One reason for Lake Texoma’s popularity…

Keep Pottsboro Beautiful

The Keep Pottsboro Beautiful (KPB) Commission was established by the Pottsboro City Council in March 2007 to improve the quality of life and the environment in and around Pottsboro. The KPB consists of six members who are all volunteers living in Pottsboro or the surrounding area. Since being formed, The KPB has accomplished a number of beautification projects and has…

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