Nacogdoches is located in the Piney Woods of Deep East Texas and has been the home of Stephen F. Austin State University for over 90 years. Our primary industries include agriculture (cattle, dairy products, poultry, grain and timber), manufacturing (feed and fertilizer, valves, business forms, transformers, brick, motor homes, poultry processing and sealing components), education, and tourism.
Nacogdoches has a population of approximately 30,000 (excluding the college student population which is approximately 13,000) and is proud of its rich historical background which dates back to the establishment of Spanish missions in 1721-22. The historical flavor of the area has been enhanced through the restoration and preservation of several long-standing homes, buildings (including the downtown area), and other landmarks. The Ruby Mize Azalea Garden as well as the newly paved bike trails (both off University Drive) offer a beautiful natural experience within the city limits.