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World Class Fishing

Enjoy the natural beauty of Shelby County on Toledo Bend Reservoir and Lake Pinkston.

Visit Historic Shelby County!

Historic sites dot the landscape throughout Shelby County.

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

Historic Shelby County Jail ~ Home to Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

John D. Windham Civic Center

26,000 square foot facility hosts events of any size.

RIO Theater

Preserved movie theater with first run movies

Upcoming Events



News & Updates

Proud Members Of:

GoTexan Texas Forest Country
Texas Forest Trails Region Keep Texas Beautiful

Welcome to Shelby County… Gateway to the Texas Forest Country

On behalf of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, we welcome you to our website!

Shelby County is a myriad of untapped resources. From our historic courthouse, to our historic museum, and to the lakes and landscapes of our beautiful area, we invite you to read further about our community and we extend a special invitation for you to visit us soon.

We've got a friendly, down to earth quality to our community and promise you won't meet a stranger.

Visit our calendar of events page and plan to attend two of the most picturesque festivals in the South, along with a multitude of fishing and recreational activities offered in the area, all throughout the year.

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Recent Ribbon Cuttings!

Natural Texan Magazine
1141 Hurst Street, Center

Luquette Chiropractic

203 Hurst Street
Center, Texas

Relocation Ribbon Cutting
4 C Electrical Services
1595 Southview Circle, Center, Texas

On Monday, July 27 State Senator Robert Nichols and Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin cut the ribbon for the new section of Loop 500. City of Center, TxDOT and County Officials, along with Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, were on hand for the celebration.

Heart Institute of East Texas
233 Hurst Street, Center

 I'm So Fancy Boutique
1110 Tenaha Street, Suite 3, Center

Shelby County Business Featured in

Dallas Morning News

Portacool article


From graceful water fowl to
elusive deep woods songbirds,
Shelby County is home to
hundreds of species. This guide
will get you started on your
birding adventure. We have
plenty of comfy hotels and
restaurants to pamper you
while you are here.


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, tourism and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.