About Nacogdoches

Welcome to Nacogdoches!

Nacogdoches is home to Stephen F. Austin State University. Since 1923, SFA has been producing graduates with a diverse selection of skill-sets. SFASU offers more than 120 areas of study.

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture is nationally recognized, and houses one of only two schools of forestry in the State of Texas (and the only forestry college in the timber-producing East Texas region). The Forestry program is #2 in Texas.

In addition to the main campus which is located on 430 acres, the university maintains a 642-acre (2.60 km2) agricultural research center for beef, poultry, and swine production and an equine center; an observatory for astronomy research, a 1,072-hectare (approximately 2,649-acre) experimental forest in southwestern Nacogdoches County and a 25.3-acre (102,000 m2) forestry field station on the Sam Rayburn Resevoir.

It is also the home of the National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops, which in 2011 discovered a potential cancer-fighting agent from the extract of giant salvinia, one of the world's most notorious invasive species.

Nac Facts

  • 1. Nacogdoches was dubbed the #1 Small City in Texas by Cities Journal
  • 2. Nacogdoches is the first official town in Texas, earning the nickname of "The Oldest Town in Texas."
  • 3. Hometown of U.S.A Soccer Team Captain Clint Dempsey
  • 4. Nacogdoches was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by Americas Promise Alliance
  • 5. Nacogdoches is the largest producer of blueberries in Texas!
  • 6. With a median age of 30.6, 25.1 % of residents have a College Degree (BA/BS)
  • 7. Nacogdoches County is ranked 9th in Texas Agricultural Production
  • 8. Nacogdoches' Butcher Boys has the No. 1 spot in Wide Open Eats’ “10 Best Burger Joints in Texas” list.
  • 9. Stephen F. Austin State University is known for the Lumberjack Basketball, five-time Southland Conference Champions.
  • 10. Nacogdoches was named the official Garden Capital of Texas in 2013.
  • 11. One of the "Friendliest towns in America", USA Today