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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

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.


CHS Homecoming Pep Rally Friday, October 24th at 3pm in the CHS Gym.

CHS Homecoming Game Friday, October 24th at 7:30pm vs. Diboll.

CHS Annual Alumni Association Meeting Saturday, October 25th at the Windham Civic Center from 9am-noon. Hall of Honor Award will be presented during the meeting.

CHS Homecoming Parade Saturday, October 25th at 4pm on the Historic Downtown Center Square (participants line up at Farmer’s Bank Drive Through).

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting the 2nd Annual Taste of the Holidays, an eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience, on Friday, November 7 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the John D. Windham Civic Center to be held in conjunction with the annual Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market.

Space is limited and advance tickets are $25 per person, which will cover both admission costs to the Taste of the Holidays and the Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 20 through Monday, November 3 and can be purchased at Sombreros, Center Antiques and Sandwich Shop, Gatherings, Shelby County Today, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce or from any Chamber Ambassador.  

Participating in the exclusive Taste of the Holidays include local chamber member restaurants, caterers, florists and other specialty businesses, including Center Antiques and Sandwich Shop, Endless Possibilities, JOI Ranch, Moodyville BBQ, Sombreros, Brookshire Brothers, Huxley Bay Marina, Tamalito’s Café, TR’s Steaks & More, Sarah Lee, Pineywoods Beverage, Hughes Florist, Watson/ Tucker Florist, MW Rentals and Texas Glacier Ice Sculptures.

The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas is hosting the Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market Shopping Extravaganza with over 40 vendor booths showcasing Christmas décor and holiday artisan gifts on Friday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the John Dean Windham Civic Center.

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
welcomed Chamber members to a Business After Hours event on
Tuesday, October 14 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 

Dr. Mark Cline, of Cline Family Medicine, located at 630 Hurst St.,
along with Nacogodoches Medical Center, hosted the event and
showcased their state-of-the-art facilities and services. 

Refreshments and door prizes made for a fun evening of networking.



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.