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Lovelady TX Real Estate, Area and Community Information

Lovelady, Texas is an east Texas community of about 600 resdients situated in the piney woods area of the state. This Houston County town is directly south of the county seat of Crockett.


The town’s origins trace back to the arrival of the Houston & Great Northern Railroad in the 1870s. Railroad investors built a rail line through the Cyrus Lovelady land grant, not far from the communities of Pennington, Weldon and Nevil’s Prairie. After the post office opened in 1872, hotels, stables, markets, and a blacksmith shop were soon established here as well. The first school was a log cabin built in 1876.

Parks and Recreation

Lovelady residents can easily journey to the Ratcliffe Lake Recreation Area in the Davy Crockett National Forest for fishing, boating and swimming. The 45-acre Ratcliff Lake area also offers an excellent beach and substantial hiking trails.

Attractions and Activities

Golfers can also head a few minutes north to enjoy the nine-hole Spring Creek Country Club in Crockett. This mature public course has been open for play since 1928. The par-35 course measures just under 2,900 yards long. Avid golfers that settle in the Lovelady area will find a spectacular championship layout just 15 minutes to the south. The Whispering Pines Golf Club is situated on 400 acres of dunes, lakes, creeks and piney woods. Members contribute to the efforts of the Spirit Golf Association, a philanthropic effort that promotes amateur golf and various charities. The prodigious design plays as long as 7,473 yards, and the USGA course rating is an astronomical 77.3.


The Lovelady LoveFest is an annual event offering free admission. What would be more appropriate than for a community named Lovelady to sponsor a Valentne’s Day Festival? The second Saturday in February finds people flocking to the festival for BBQ cook offs, a domino tournament, an arts and crafts fair and live local bands. About 4,000 people attend LoveFest each year. Then, in June, the World Championship Fiddlers Festival comes to Crockett, just a few minutes north of Lovelady. For 77 years, this festival has attracted world-class fiddlers of all ages to come to Crockett to compete for cash prizes. Also, a unique steak cook-off has been part of the festivities for the past eight such events. The prospective Lovelady TX home buyer can consult with a professional Lovelady TX real estate agent to learn about the best homes for sale in Lovelady TX. Many of the Lovelady TX homes for sale are situated on 10-plus acres of land. Modestly priced Lovelady TX real estate ranch-style Lovelady TX homes. At the same time, your Lovelady TX realtor may be able to show you real estate in Lovelady TX with water frontage. Anyone that appreciates open spaces should look at Lovelady TX properties.