Agriculture and Land Loans, Northeast Texas
Legacy Ag Credit is an agricultural cooperative that’s been a reliable source of credit and financial offerings for ranchers, farmers and rural landowners for over 95 years. Delivering a broad range of agricultural loans, we are the premier provider of financial services for the northeast Texas.
Our five branches are conveniently located to serve these counties:
- Franklin County
- Gregg County
- Harrison County
- Hopkins County
- Kaufman County
- Marion County
- Rains County
- Van Zandt County
- Upshur County
- Wood County
Legacy Ag Credit has a large portfolio of loan products and services that offer flexible financial solutions to meet your needs. These include:
- Land Improvement Loans
- Farm Operating Loans
- Equipment Loans
- Rural Home Loans
- Recreational Property Loans
- Livestock Loans
- Agribusiness Loans
- Land and Rural Home Loan Refinance
- Ag Online Banking
- Cash Management Services
- Young, Beginning, and Small Farms
If you’re looking to purchase rural land in the northeast Texas or need help navigating the complexities of agriculture production, be sure to stop by any of our locations. All nine counties have unique and “only in Texas” adventures you won’t want to miss.
Franklin County, Texas
Franklin County, created in 1875, has Mount Vernon as its county seat. Franklin County is believed to be named after Judge Benjamin Cromwell Franklin back in 1875. The town of Mount Vernon has a population nearing 3000 and is located near Interstate 30 between Dallas and Texarkana. Mount Vernon has the perfect mix of small-town charm, fantastic cost of living, and plenty of natural beauty. Located a little over 100 miles from Dallas, Franklin County is a great place to get away from the bustling city.
Franklin County is home to unique museums and artifacts. One of the more exciting stops is at the Fire Station Museum. Find rare avian treasures from the Carolina Parakeet, Heath Hen, and Passenger Pigeon. These birds are all now extinct, and the exhibit is sure to please any budding ornithologist. Football fans will love to stop by the museum and see the Don Meredith exhibit. Be sure to see the extensive archeological artifacts from the Caddo Indians. When planning a visit to the Franklin County area, stop by these area attractions.
- Dupree Park Nature Center Loop
- Cotton Belt Railroad Depot Museum
- Tour the Thurston House
- Alamo Mission Museum of Franklin County
- Lake Cypress Springs
Gregg County, Texas
Gregg County, settled by farmers shortly after Texas achieved statehood in 1845, continues to thrive as an industrial center, today. Longview, the county seat is located about 125 miles east of Dallas and is home to an energetic arts and culture scene. Gregg County enjoys a pleasant climate, with over 200 days of sunshine on average.
The county continues to attract economic opportunities in Longview and surrounding areas. With robust agriculture, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Gregg County is a desirable place to live and work. There’s plenty to do in this area, from browsing educational museums to exploring nature. Popular attractions include:
- Gregg County Historical Museum
- Longview Museum of Fine Art
- LeTourneau University
- East Texas Oil Museum
- Tyler State Park
Harrison County, Texas
Harrison County, located on the eastern border of Texas was created in 1839 and organized in 1842. Named after lawyer Jonas Harrison, it is now home to over 66,000 residents, with the town of Marshall as the county seat.
Harrison County enjoys a rich cultural history as well as beautiful landscapes. Home to Caddo Lake, named the most beautiful lake in America it’s considered to be one of east Texas’ natural gems. The largest natural freshwater lake in the south it covers over 26,000 acres and is home to more than 70 species of fish. But, watch out it also has its share of alligators.
Need more to write home about? Consider these unique and fun events:
- Fire Ant Festival
- Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard & Winery
- Scottsville Cemetery
- Johnson’s Ranch Marina
Hopkins County, Texas
Located in northeast Texas and bordered on the north and south by the Sulphur River, Hopkins County is known as the Dairy Capital of Texas. As the county seat, Sulphur Springs offers visitors plenty to do and see. Hopkins county and surrounding areas offer a number of opportunities to learn more about this rich historical area.
When visiting be sure to stop by these favorite places:
- Southwest Dairy Museum
- Hopkins Stew Festival
- Leo St. Clair Music Box Museum
- Townsquare Antique Mall
- Hopkins County Courthouse
Kaufman County, Texas
Our newest branch office is located in Terrell. As part of the Dallas -Fort Worth-Arlington area, Kaufman County is considered the oldest community in the Three Forks region.
Rooted in community and history with historical properties available to tour, Kaufman County is proud of its history and is excited for its future. When visiting the area, be sure to spend time at the Kaufman Poor Farm Project which includes original buildings and vintage tools that were used on the farm. Other fun events and places to see:
Marion County, Texas
Marion County is on the edge of northeastern Texas, with its eastern boundary touching Louisiana. Jefferson is named after Thomas Jefferson and is the county's largest town and the county seat. Favorite areas to explore include:
- Corinth a popular ghost town
- Jefferson Historical Museum
- Historic Jefferson Railway
- The Grove Historic Home
Rains County, Texas
Rains County, Texas is proudly known as the fourth smallest county in the state. Cities include: East Tawakoni, Emory, and Point. The great outdoors is something visitors and residents take time out to enjoy. With 240 days of sunshine on average in Rains County enjoying the outdoors is a must. Popular spots locals and guests frequent are:
Van Zandt County, Texas
Van Zandt County located off Interstate Highway 20, it’s only fifty miles east of Dallas. Named after Isaac Van Zandt who was one of the first members of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. Van Zandt is often referred to as the “Gateway to East Texas” due to the diverse landscape. Canton is the county seat with seven additional cities to round out the county.
- Wills Point
- Grand Saline
- Myrtle Springs
When visiting Van Zandt County stop at the World’s Largest Flea Market in Canton. Known as First Monday, it’s not only the largest, but also considered to be the oldest continually operated flea market in the United States. There’s more to offer here than finding bargains. When in Van Zandt County, be sure to visit these fun establishments:
Upshur County, Texas
Upshur County was named after Able Parker Upshur who was the U.S. Secretary of State during President John Tyler’s administration. Gilmer is the county seat, and the largest city in Upshur County is Gladewater. Located in the eastern part of Texas, major highways that surround Upshur County include U.S. Highway 80, 259 and 271.
Upshur County has plenty to do for those that love history and nature. From zipline to fishing or visiting local vineyards there is something for everyone.
- Thomas Falls Zipline
- Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area
- Historic Upshur Museum
- Skydive East Texas
- Los Pinos Rand Vineyards
Wood County, Texas
Wood County was once a part of Van Zandt County. Residents in 1849 petitioned the legislature for the county to be reorganized. Early industries included lumber, cotton gins and gristmills. In the early years Wood County was known for its jug factories, cane furniture and tie cutting. This county consists of Mineola, Hawkins, Yantis and Winnsboro, with Quitman being the county seat.
Countless attractions dot the county. For those that love bass, catfish and crappie fishing, try any of the lakes in the county. Other places and events you’ll want to try:
Legacy Ag Credit is happy to serve all your agricultural financing needs. Now with five convenient locations our network of branches gives you unmatched expertise where ever you are. Get in touch today, our team is ready to help.
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