The City of Pottsboro is in Grayson County on the shore Lake Texoma, just 75 miles north of Dallas. Pottsboro was settled in the late 1870’s by James A. Potts. Mr. Potts later donated land for a town and a right-of-way for the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad. Because of the railway, the town grew and center of business in the area. The city was incorporated in 1880 and today has a population of about 2600 as of 2016.
Throughout the years, this area has seen many changes, the most significant being the building of the Denison Dam which created Lake Texoma. Completed in 1944, this nearly 3-mile-long dam provides nearly 125,000 acre feet of water storage as well as providing hydroelectric power for North Texas and Southern Oklahoma.
Some of the most popular area attractions include the Tanglewood Golf Resort, boating and fishing, and The Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.