2010 Census - 2,142
2000 Census - 2,085
Kirbyville, Texas
Kirbyville Texas History:  
In 1895, the Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas Railroad established a line between the Neches and Sabine Rivers. Kirby had planned to establish the community as a marketing center for his extensive lumber operations. R.P. Allen platted the community. The first town lots were sold in May, 1895. The Kirbyville post office was established that same year. The downtown district developed on the east side of town near the tracks. Within a year it had schools, four general stores, a hotel and 300 residents. The downtown district developed on the east side of town near the tracks. Kirby donated money for a night school for poor children, and donated land for a church. The town became a trade center for the lumber industry, area farmers and dairymen. In 1926, city became part of an area of timber conservation; the Siecke State Forest was established 4 miles southeast of town in 1924. In 1928, Kirbyville had a planing mill, two branches of the Santa Fe rail line, the Magnolia Natural Gas Company gas plant, and 2,000 residents. Kirbyville is located on Trout Creek, west of the Neches River, east of the Sabine River, southeast of B.A. Steinhagen Lake, southwest of Toledo Bend Reservoir, and southeast of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir at the intersections of U.S. 96, FM 252, FM 1013, FM 82 and FM 363, 31 miles southeast of Sam Rayburn Lake, 19.4 miles southeast of Jasper, 31 miles northwest of Burkeville, 46 miles southwest of Toledo and the Toledo Bend Reservoir, 17 miles southwest of Newton, approximately 12 miles west of the Louisiana border, 35.6 miles northwest of Deweyville, 51miles northeast of Beaumont, 36 miles northeast of Lumberton and Village Creek State Park, 41 miles northeast of Kountze, and 32 miles northeast of Silsbee, Texas.
Heart of Texas Band:
They play the second Saturday of each month at 7pm at the 1925 Palace Theater. 313 East Main Street. (409) 423-5744.
Annual Kirbyville Magnolia Festival, 3rd Weekend in April:
Activities include a parade, a dance, contests, arts and crafts, food vendors, a pancake breakfast, a 5K run, and a carnival. The largest southern magnolia tree in Texas is located just outside of Jasper; the festival honors this tree. In 2013 the festival was held April 19-20. (409) 423-6500. This event is held at Magnolia Park.
Elijah’s Café:
They serve southern home cooking. (409) 423-7283. 417 North Margaret Avenue.Reviews     
Lazy H Smokehouse:
They make very good jerky and barbeque. (409) 423-3309. 811 North Margaret Avenue. Reviews