About Us

Welcome to the City of Carthage …known as the Gas Capital of the United States and the friendliest spot in the world. We have it all–temperate weather, lots of jobs, a low tax base, good schools and churches, and the world famous Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

The rural setting of Carthage offers plenty of Texas hospitality and is a great place to settle down or just visit for a while. Carthage is located in the Piney Woods of East Texas and is the county seat of Panola County, Texas. Panola County is adjacent to the Louisiana border, 42 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana, 196 miles north of Houston, and 168 miles east of Dallas.

Carthage has been recognized as one of the 56 National Main Street Cities in Texas for 2010.

Panola County has been recognized as a certified retirement community by The GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community Program