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County
Shelby
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 1,155
2000 Census - 1,094
Nearby
Towns
Timpson, Texas
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Timpson Texas History:
The town was founded in 1885 when the Houston, East and West Texas Railway built a line through the area. It was named for P.B. Timpson, a railroad engineer. The Timpson post office was established that same year. It soon became a major shipping center for Shelby County. Bly 1890 Timpson had 1,200 residents. The town incorporated in 1892. Individuals, organizations and businesses are invited to donate commemorative paving bricks at the Timpson downtown Park Plaza. The Sabine River and Sabine National Forest are located east of the town. Timpson is located at the intersections of U.S. 84/U.S. 59, SH 87 and FM 947, 49 miles northeast of Lufkin, 32.5 miles northeast of Cushing, 28 miles northeast of Nacogdoches, 47 miles slightly northeast of Rusk, 41 miles northeast of Sacul, 8.4 miles northeast of Garrison, 35.8 miles southeast of Henderson, 26.8 miles southwest of Carthage and the Upper Toledo Bend WMA, 21.5 miles southwest of Joaquin and the North Toledo Bend WMA, 24.9 miles southwest of the Louisiana border and Logansport, Louisiana, approximately 26 miles northwest of the Toledo Bend Reservoir and the Sabine National Forest, 36 miles northwest of San Augustine, 16.4 miles northwest of Center, and 61 miles north of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir, the Angelina National Forest and Etoile, Texas.  
 
Timpson Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, a copy machine, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 9am- 12 noon; closed Sunday.(936) 254-3344. The library is located at 176 Bremond Street on the downtown Timpson Square. Email
 
Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society Library:
Open Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm, and by special arrangement. (936) 254-2966. 520 Austin Street, Timpson, TX 75975. Email  

Annual Houston Rodeo Northeastern Trail Ride Cheeks, TX to Houston, Feb:  
This 108 mile ride was established in 1982. The 2015 ride was assembled on Saturday, February 23 at the LeDays Arena (7400 Boyd) in the unincorporated community of Cheeks, Texas, southwest of Beaumont. The ride included 300 riders and 14 wagons. On the first day of the ride (Sunday) traveled on South China Road to Blair Road, to PR 1009, to 3643 FM 109 in Devers, Texas where they spent the night. On Monday Lunch was at Devers Elementary School. At 2pm rest stop was held at mile marker 866 on U.S. 90. The night was spent in Rivon Rodeo Arena on FM 160 in Raywood, Texas. On Tuesday, lunch was held at Ames, Texas, the 2pm rest stop was in Dayton, and the night was spent in Bar-N-Bar Rodeo Arena on FM 1409 in Dayton, Texas. On Wednesday, the morning rest stop was on CR 610, lunch was at Ramsey Road, an afternoon break was held at Ramsey Road and Crosby Dayton Road, and the night was spent at the Crosby County Fairgrounds in Crosby, Texas. The Thursday break was held on the U.S. 90 frontage road, lunch was at the Sheldon Elementary School, the afternoon break at Hilliard Elementary, and the night was spent in Triangle 7 Arena (8001 Parker) in Houston, Texas. The next day they rode to Memorial Park (6501 Memorial Drive, 77007). (713) 530-7986. (832) 798-8347. (713) 419-4291.
 
Timpson Frontier Days, July 4th Weekend:
Activities include a parade, heritage demonstrations, entertainment, arts & crafts, folklore, a pageant, gospel singing, live music, a street dance, a cake auction, a carnival, kiddie rides and more on the downtown Timpson Square and SoSo Park. 10am-12 midnight. Admission is free. This event is hosted by the Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce. (936) 254-3161.