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County
Leon
Region
Praries & Lakes
Population
2010 Census - 1,167
2000 Census - 861
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Towns
Jewett, Texas
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Jewett Texas History:
The town was platted in 1871 by the International Railroad Company. It was named for Judge Henry J. Jewett who was instrumental in the establishment of Leon County. The Jewett post office, a newspaper and a general store opened within the first year.  The 1875 private school academy later merged into the public school system. By 1884, Jewett had five general stores, three saloons, churches, a cotton gin and gristmill, the newspaper and 500 residents. Jewett incorporated in 1890. The 1907, the town was served by two more railroads including the Houstonand Texas Central Railway and the Trinity and Brazos Railway. Jewett’s solar trash compactors are located at Hammond Park and at Scott’s Liquor. Jewett is located at the intersection of U.S. 79 (Main Street) and FM 39, 71 miles southeast of Waco, 61 miles southeast of Corsicana, 35.7 miles southeast of Mexia, 28.7 miles southeast of Groesbeck, 26 miles southeast of Teague, approximately 7 miles east of Lake Limestone, 27.9 miles south of Fairfield and Fairfield Lake State Park, 42.5 miles southwest of Palestine, 8.8 miles southwest of Buffalo, 50 miles west of Crockett and Houston Lake, 38.6 miles northwest of Madisonville, 16.8 miles northwest of Centerville and Fort Boggy State Park, 56 miles northeast of Bryan, 45 miles northeast of Hearne, 50 miles northeast of Marlin, and 32 miles northeast of Franklin, Texas. 
 
Jewett Historical Museum:
The museum features exhibits depicting the history of Jewett and the surrounding area. Open Mon-Fri, 12pm-5pm. (903) 626- 5353. The museum is located at the Jewett Civic Center at 111 North Robinson Street. Email
 
Jewett Public Library:
The library hosts a children’s reading hour and offers tutoring for elementary students. Open Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm. The flag outside the door indicates the library is open. (903) 626-5872. The library is located at the Jewett Civic Center at 103 North Robinson Street.
 
Event Venue - Jewett Civic Center:
This reservable facility has a 75 person capacity community room, a kitchen and restrooms. The area will accommodate up to 400. The Civic Center houses the Jewett Visitor Center, the Jewett Chamber of Commerce, the Jewett Public Library and the Jewett Historical Museum. The Jewett Flea Market is located behind the center. The center hosts and the chamber sponsors the annual Fine Arts Festival during the spring, and the Fall Frolic the second weekend in October. The center also hosts the Jewett Volunteer Fire Department Coonhunt, the Community Thanksgiving, the Junior Senior Prom, Project Graduation, Buckmaster’s Annual Banquet  the Career Fair, and many private events throughout the year. (903) 626-4202. 111 North Robinson Road.
 
Annual Leon County Art Trail:
This public art contest awards cash prizes to the winners. Participants must sign up to compete. All art work must be installed in select locations and removed at the end of the competition unless other arrangements are made in advance. All artwork must be for sale. Contact the Jewett Economic Development Corporation for more information; click on the above link for contact information. (903) 626-4416.
 
Annual Fall Frolic, 2nd Weekend in Oct:
This event features exhibits, a quilt show and other activities.  (903) 626-4202. The event is held at the Jewett Civic Center at 111 North Robinson Road.
 
C J’s Kountry Cooking:
(903) 626-5655. 2303 North Main Street (Hwy 79 East). Reviews