2000 Census - 700
Flint Texas History:
In 1882, the Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad built a line through the area. Flint grew up around the railroad stop, and was named for local landowner Robert P. Flynt. In 1887, Charles B. Brown misspelled the name Flynt on the post office application and the town and post office became Flint. By 1890, Flint had a general store, a physician, 25 residents and three cotton gins. Within 10 years, truck farming became a major crop, and the town had telephone and telegraph services. By 1940, farmers were shipping record amounts of fruit, tomatoes and plants. During the town’s early years, the population peaked at 450 in 1914. In the 1920s, the town built a two story brick school; by 1973 the school housed a community center. During the Great Depression, the population dropped to 150. The town’s location 12 miles south of Tyler has helped it grow in recent years. Flint is located at the intersections of FM 2868, FM 346, and FM 2493 (Old Jacksonville Highway), 43.5 miles northwest of Henderson, 32 miles northwest of Rusk, 17.8 miles northwest of Jacksonville and Lake Jacksonville, 5 miles northwest of Bullard, 40 miles northeast of Palestine, 18 miles northeast of Frankston, 41 miles east of Athens and Lake Athens, approximately 8 miles east of Lake Palestine, 18 miles southeast of Chandler, 24.4 miles southwest of Lindale, 33 miles southwest of Hawkins, 47.5 miles southwest of Longview, 12 miles southwest of Tyler, and 7.7 miles southwest of Lake Tyler and Whitehouse, Texas.
Bullard Community Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Classical movies are shown the March through August on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2pm. Open Tue & Thu, 10am-6pm; Mon, 10am-9pm; Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Wednesdays and Sundays. (903) 894-6125. The library is located at 211 W. Main Street in Bullard, Texas.
KE Bushman's Winery & Celebration Center:
They host live music concerts at the grass amphitheater. Studio 33 is a state of the art digital recording studio. The conference center seats up to 1,000 and features a world class stage, dressing rooms, and a full lighting and sound system. The amphitheater and recording studio are located at 1565 FM 2493 East. (903) 894-7505. Email
Kiepersol Estates Winery:
They produce wines from their 68 acres of vineyards. The tasting room is open Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. For fee tours are available on Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm. (903) 894-8995. The winery is located at 4120 FM 344 East, Tyler, 75703. Email Winery
Noonday Texas Sweet Onions:
The onions are available summers at roadside stands in the Noonday, Texas area. Noonday is located 3.5 miles south of Tyler, Texas.
Noonday Texas Onion Shed:
The Shed sells Noonday Sweet Onions during the summer months, and sells homegrown vegetables, such as peas, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, peppers, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes and other seasonal vegetables, year round. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5:30pm. (903) 939-0098. The Shed is located 3.5 miles south of Tyler, Texas.
Moore Farms & Pumpkin Patch, Bullard, TX:
They grow and sell vegetables including three varieties of sweet corn. During the fall they sell pumpkins from their pumpkin patch, and host a popular 5 acre corn maze with approximately 3 miles of winding trails. School tours are available. (903) 894-1030. The farm is located at 22142 CR 181, Bullard, Texas 75757. Bullard is located a few minutes east of Lake Palestine at the intersections of U.S. 69 and FM 2493 (Houston Street) and FM 344 (E. Henderson & W. Main), 15 miles south of Tyler, 8 miles southwest of Whitehouse, and 13 miles northwest of Jacksonville, Texas. Email Bullard Texas Map; Click to Enlarge Bullard Texas Area Map
Annual Beauty and the Beast Bike Tour, Bullard, TX, March:
The tour has several routes of varying lengths. It begins at 9am; the course closes at 3pm. All proceeds benefit the East Texas Food Bank. The tour begins and ends at KE Bushman’s Winery and Celebration Center; lunch and live music will be offered after the race. This event is sponsored by the Tyler Bicycle Club. (903) 534-9998.(903) 561-4810.Bushman’s is located at1563 FM 2493 East, Bullard. Contacts
Annual Noonday Onion Festival, 2nd Sat in June, Noonday, TX:
Activities include arts and crafts, the sweetest onion competition, bald man and bald baby contests, food (including onion rings), a country kitchen, live music and children’s activities. For more information, call the Tyler, Texas Chamber of Commerce at (903) 592-1661. Noonday is located at the intersection of SH 155/64 and FM 2868, 10 miles northwest of Bullard, 5 miles northwest of Flint, and 10.7 miles southwest of Tyler, Texas. Noonday Map; Click to Enlarge Noonday Texas Area Map
Event, Annual Harvest Festival and Grape Stomp, 3rd Saturday in Oct, Bullard, TX:
Activities include a grape stomp, a wine tasting class, T-shirt painting, the Corkscrew 5K Fun Run, self-guided vineyard tours, children’s activities, a photo contest, and catered foods. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Open 10am-6pm. The winery, amphitheater and recording studio are located at 1565 FM 2493 East in Bullard, Texas. (903) 894-7505. Email Map
Annual Red, White & Blue Festival, 1st Saturday in Nov:
Activities include a mechanical bull, a carnival, a petting zoo, entertainment, a car show, a parade, and food and other vendors. (903) 894-4238. Email
Kiepersol Estates Restaurant & B & B:
This fine dining restaurant serves USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and KE Cellars wines. Dress is business casual; no shorts, sandals, T-shirts, ball caps or running shoes. Open Tue-Fri, 5pm-10pm; Sat, 5pm-10pm. They also serve Saturday breakfast, 7am-11am, and lunch 11am-2pm. (903) 894-3300. The Restaurant is located at 21508 Merlot Lane in Tyler Texas, 75703. Email Restaurant Reviews
Pit Stop Pizza, Bullard, TX:
(903) 894-8112. 50579 U.S. 69 North. Reviews
Legends Old Time Burger Café:
They serve good hamburgers and homemade fries. Open Mon-Thu, 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-9pm. (903) 894-1025. 117 N. Phillips, Bullard. Reviews