Centerville, Texas (Leon County)
Photo Credit: Rene Gomez
The City of Centerville is located halfway between Houston and Dallas on I-45, at Texas Hwy 75 and Texas 7, the Heart of the “Deerest Place in Texas” - Leon County. Reminisce in the recently remodeled 1887 courthouse, visit one of the last “Hanging jails”, browse antique shops or picnic in the gazebo on the “Square” or the small city park.
- Centerville plays host in this groundbreaking documentary by Les Blank that offers a window into the mind of maverick blues guitarist Lightnin' Hopkins, as well as an incomperable view of Centerville's mostly black community at the tail end of the 60s.