Jot 'Em Down, Texas is located in the northeast
corner of the state, in extreme western Delta
County, near the Hunt county line and the
small town of Pecan Gap.
Origin of its unusual name
Jot 'Em Down received its name from a local
business around which sprang the tiny community.
That business was named after a fictional store
on the popular radio program, Lum and Abner
Jot 'Em Down was the central setting for the
classic hillbilly radio show, which ran from
1932 to 1954. Thousands of episodes of the rural
radio comedy were produced during its long
Nearby cities and towns include, Pecan Gap,
Ben Franklin, Paris, Commerce, Klondike, and
Dallas (located to the southwest).
Jot 'Em Down, Texas is in the Central Time Zone
Recreational opportunities in the area
Camping, fishing, mountain biking, hiking,
swimming and boating are just a few of
the many outdoor recreational opportunities
in the region.
Wildlife found in the area
Raccoon, beaver, bobcat, opossum, fox,
deer, and the armadillo are amongst the
varied wildlife found in the hills, state
parks and wilderness areas of northeast Texas.
Over the years, points of interest in the region have included:
Bonham State Park, southeast of Bonham, Texas
Cooper Lake State Park, in Delta County and northern Hopkins County, Texas
Lake Tawakoni State Park, Hunt County, Texas
East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas
Birthplace State Historic Site, Denison, Texas
Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site, Paris, Texas
Sam Rayburn House Museum, west of Bonham, Texas