redstar2"We were very fortunate in the early years to have leadership that set us on the right path and gave us a strong foundation."

             -Chamber President
                  Tommie Ritter Smith

Panola County Chamber of Commerce
300 W. Panola Street
Carthage, TX 75633

FAX 903.693.8578
Hours of Operation:
M-F  8:00 - 4:30 PM

Chamber News

  • paradeMake plans to attend the 68th annual Panola County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade in downtown Carthage. It will be held  December 1, 2014 at 7:00pm. The theme is "My Favorite Song."
  • TCMHOF Addition

    Visit the new addition to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Tex Ritter Museum

  • showcase logoThe John Ritter Tribute Showcase Auditions are complete. The following will perform at the Showcase at the Carthage Civic Center on Friday, August 8, starting at 7:00pm. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door.

    Amber Adams - Friday, TX
    Hannah Bauman - Tyler, TX Madison Mabry - White Oak, TX
    Dallas Coleman - Dallas, TX Jessie Mansfield - Hooks, TX
    Chris Colston - Mineola, TX   
    Tamara Mathers - Linden, TX
    Brittany Corwin - Denison, TX Darren Melton - Carthage, TX
    Lucchese Courtney - Lindale, TX  
    Sam Peck - Bells, TX
    Kaitlyn Anne Daniel - Lane, OK Shayne Porter - Cleveland, TX
    Ben Duffie - Jacksonville, TX Sheila D. Porter - Carthage, TX
    Macy Edwards - Sherman, TX Kadie Lynn Roberson - Kemp, TX
    Alexis Elkins - Kemp, TX Roger Rutherford - Mansfield, LA
    Jessica Forsythe - Carthage, TX Reagan Starr - Tyler, TX
    Sarah Nicole Griffin - San Augustine, TX Lauren Taylor - Cooper, TX  
    Barney Hall - Woodville, TX Tiffany Taylor - Melissa, TX
    Mona Harmon - Ft. Worth, TX Bailey Wesberry - Terral, OK    WINNER
    Tyler Hodgson - Magnolia, TX Tanner Young - Colbert, OK 
    Cali Lee - Carthage, TX
  • nealGroundbreaking ceremonies were held March 19 for the new expansion project of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Special guest Neal McCoy attended the ceremonies.
  • holderThe Panola County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 68th year with a banquet held on February 20, 2014, at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. The evening included lots of good food, fellowship, and entertainment. The Chamber Banquet honored Ambassador of the Year-Dena Wilson, Chairman’s Award-Bob Baker, Employee of the Year-Frances Moore, Volunteer of the Year-Ruth Shull, and Citizen of the Year-Bill Holder. Chairman of the Board Award for outstanding and dedicated service went to Becky Eubank. Harold Hawkins received a plaque for outstanding dedication to Panola County Development Foundation; Patsy Meck received the Carthage Main Street Shining Star Award; and Gene Giles, Glenda Gober, and Bob Baker were each presented with the directors awards for outstanding and dedicated service as directors. Entertainment was provided by “The Brooze Brothers” from Henderson, Texas. They brought a repertoire of classic rock songs from the 60’s through the 80’s.
  • calendar
    Check out the Events Calendar to see upcoming events scheduled for the year!

History & Genealogy Links

Library home page

Researching the History of Your Home

HeritageQuest Online - Research materials to trace family lineage.

Panola County Archives

Panola Watchman (1898-1960) - Pay for view service.

Panola Watchman Archives (1961-1998)

Family Search.Org

Panola County Births (1930 - 1995)

My Texas Genealogy

Texas Genealogy - Panola County

The Old Jail - Genealogy Library for Panola County
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October 11, 2014
Carthage Civic Center

John Ritter Tribute Showcase