Morton Museum of Cooke County

210 South Dixon, Gainesville, Texas 76240

Phone: 940-668-8900


Mailing Address: PO Box 150 Gainesville, Texas 76241

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Legends and Lore recognition plaques shine a spotlight on significant architecture and historically rich buildings within Cooke County. Historic downtown Gainesville is at the heart of the city and Legends and Lore is a way to share the past with local residents and visitors. While the historic structures may all be made of stone, brick, and mortar, the “legends and lore” are unique to each building, and the stories are both educational and entertaining.  Cooke County possesses many buildings that fit this description.