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Kennard TX Real Estate, Area and Community Information

If you are seeking to relocate to an area that is close to a major city and still remote, you should be looking at Kennard, TX homes for sale. The area has a very long history and is a small town that is close enough to the major metropolitan area of Houston that commuting for work and social events is fairly simple.

Kennard History

The first Kennard, TX properties were formed in 1899 as a result of the Four C Mill which was owned by Central Coal and Coke Company of Kansas City Missouri. Kennard was actually founded by the mill owners in 1901 near the Chocino Bayou and in 1902, the town became official. The population in the area has always been rather scant; at its peak in 1936 the total population was just about 600.

Unfortunately, the town’s fortunes were often tied to the saw mill and deforestation soon led to the saw mill shutting down. The lands the sawmill was built on was later sold to the government and is today known as Davy Crockett National Forest. Kennard has their own school district which was formed in 1979 and is included along with 47 other schools in Houston County under the umbrella “Kennard Independent School District”.

Parks and Recreation

Covering more than 160,000 acres, the Davy Crockett National Forest is located outside of US Highway 69. The forest is classified as multiple use and in addition to recreation, it is also used for hunting, lumbering and oil production. With so many recreational activities you and your family will enjoy the area tremendously. Your Kennard TX real estate agent can provide you written material that tells you more about the forest when you are hunting for Kennard, TX homes.

Events

There are festivals, fairs and a number of other activities that a Kennard, TX Realtor may suggest to you while you are in the area. The Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce maintains an online calendar that shows all of the upcoming events by month. One of the more popular events in the area is an event put on by the Texas Bluegrass Music Association, known as the Salmon Lake Park Blue Grass Fun Weekend. It’s a great event for families.

Finding homes for sale in Kennard, TX

If you are considering searching for homes for sale in Kennard, TX it is a good idea to work with a local Kennard, TX Realtor The homes in the area are affordable and most have significant lots of land associated with them.