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Marcus Dewitt Carlock House

Originally built in 1903, the Marcus Dewitt Carlock House, also known as Oaklea Mansion, was built by Marcus Dewitt Carlock, Sr. a prominent businessman, lawyer, and politician.  

Located approximately three blocks south of downtown, in Winnsboro, Texas and next door to City Hall on Main Street.

In 1966, the home was recorded as a Texas Historical Landmark.

In 2013, the home was listed on the National Register of Historical Places.



Built in 1903 by Marcus Dewitt Carlock, Sr. utilizing wood from a lumber mill that Marcus Dewitt Carlock party owned. 

The Carlock House is a fine example of neoclassical architecture, defined by simple geometric forms, Greek/Roman detail, use of columns, and blank wall which can be seen throughout the mansion.

Experience The Marcus Dewitt Carlock House

Also, known as Oaklea Mansion Bed and Breakfast, take a step back in time and experience the unique architecture and luxurious amenities provided in this one-of-a-kind National Landmark.

Stay in a National Landmark


The Marcus Dewitt Carlock House, also known as Oaklea Mansion, is today an operating Bed and Breakfast.  Come stay in this National Landmark and experience the hospitality and charm of Historical Winnsboro, TX.

History Comes to Life


Having been preserved by all those who have come before, Oaklea Mansion is a testament to time and care.  

Much of the furniture found on the first floor are from the original owners and their heirs.  Original chandeliers and paintings adorn the rooms and provide an atmosphere of times gone by.

Come experience this quaint space and hear the stories of those who came before you.

Dining at Oaklea Mansion


Experience small town fine dining in the same space as many prominent politicians and artists who have visited the halls of The Carlock House.  

If the walls could talk and tell us the many stories of the different visitors to the property it would all start in the stately dining room where you too can enjoy a breakfast surrounded by the ambience  of years past.

Event Venue


Over the years many outstanding events have been held inside The Carlock House and on the grounds.  Originally 20 acres, the remaining 2 acres of grounds at Oaklea Mansion contain the house, shell of the carriage house that has been adapted to an apartment and event center, fountains, Koi Pond, gardens, and wedding or special event spaces.

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