Among the beautiful outdoor settings in Morris County is Daingerfield State Park which features an 80-acre lake, trails throughout the Piney Woods, cabins, a pavilion and more across a total of 551 acres. White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area offers nearly 26,000 acres for hunting, horseback riding and wildlife viewing at the confluence of the Sulphur River and White Oak Creek. In addition, Lake O’ the Pines, Barnes Creek Reservoir and Ellison Creek Reservoir are accessible recreational waters. Daingerfield Days Fall Festival is an annual celebration featuring a wide range of activities and entertainment. Music in the Park, Daingerfield Christmas Parade and other seasonal events are also popular.
Modern settlement in the area that would become Morris County began in the 1830s. Manufacturing developed within a decade and Daingerfield was on a Republic of Texas mail route by 1841. Daingerfield was selected as the seat of Morris County in 1875 with the site of the courthouse established in 1881.
Morris County K-12 students are served by Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD, Hughes Springs ISD and Pewitt CISD. Northeast Texas Community College features a satellite campus in Naples, TX as well as its main campus near Mount Pleasant, TX. Steel manufacturing, agriculture, timber and government are the major economic industries. Titus Regional Medical Center has provided excellence in northeast Texas since 1953.
The Piney Woods of east Texas feature a humid subtropical climate and receive more rainfall that a majority of the state. The same conditions that create an annual average of as much as 60 inches of rainfall help keep temperatures cool in the spring and winter.