While this town does lie perfectly half way between Dallas and Houston, that isn't how it got its name. It was named because it's the middle of Leon County and has the history to prove it.
This was a mega gas station before mega gas stations were cool and is now the self-proclaimed “Jerky Capital of the World.” Stop in to sample and buy any of their 12-20 jerkies that are in the case. There is a convenience store, home decor, a bakery, AND a great Texas bar-b-q restaurant.
Leona General Store
If you’re lucky enough to be in the town of Leona on Friday or Saturday night, then you MUST stop in for STEAK Night at this small country store. Folks line up hours in advance to eat a delicious ribeye cooked over a live fire. Everyone gets the same steak, sides and salad bar. Your only delicious is how big you want it. Trust me, it will come MUCH bigger than ordered.
Fort Boggy State Park
During the Republic of Texas there was a small fort here staffed by Texas Rangers to keep the settlers safe. Now its an amazing state park with a small lake that’s great for fishing and swimming. It’s hard to believe this oasis is less than a mile from one of the busiest highways in the country.
Huebner Berry Patch
If you’re here in the summer, stop in to pick some of the sweetest berries in Texas. They also have other fruits and activities depending on the season. I learned a LOT about the different varieties and ate almost as many as I picked. Don’t worry – it’s allowed.
Leon County Courthouse
This is one of the oldest courthouses in Texas that’s still standing. You’ll want to take a peek inside to see the beautifully restored courtroom. One unique feature is that it has two jury boxes and witness stands depending on which side of the building was either too hot or cold for court.