Yoakum is in western
Lavaca County on the boundary of DeWitt County. In its
early years, Anglo-Americans used this site for gathering
herds of bawling Texas Longhorns that were driven to
market along the Chisholm Trail. With arrival the of San
Antonio and Aransas Pass RR in 1887, the townsite was
established. Today, Yoakum derives its economy from
leather goods factories and is a center for manufacturing
and distribution in South Central Texas
Contains history of Yoakum
and of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass RR. Artifacts
depict the work, leisure, and development of residents.
Leather Room features history of the leather industry
from Chisholm Trail drives to first tannery, and to the
creative workmanship in leather goods today. Vintage
leather products from 1900.
Mon. - Sat. I - 5 p.m.; Sun. 3 - 5 p.m. 312 Simpson St.