The Henderson County Historical Museum is housed in the Faulk-Gauntt Building. An earlier building at the location housed the law offices of Senator J. J. Faulk and Judge W. L. Faulk. In the early 1890s the site was purchased by J. R. Gauntt, a local businessman. The son of pioneer area settlers, he operated a mercantile store, the Chany Tree, with his brother, R. L. Gauntt, and later ran a monument business. In 1896 he commissioned the Hawn Lumber Company to build this two story brick commercial structure near the rail lines, a primary business location in the early days of Athens. The museum is located at 217 N. Prairieville St, Athens, TX 75751.
Friday & Saturday 10 am - 3 pm $1.00 admission is free