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County
Tyler
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 2,586
2000 Census - 2,415
Nearby
Towns
Woodville, Texas
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Woodville Texas History:
The town was established in 1846, the same year it won the county seat election over the temporary county seat of Town Bluff, and over a proposed site on Wolf Creek. Dr. Josiah Wheat donated 200 acres in the Turkey Creek area for the new townsite. The Woodville post office was established in 1847. The 1847 Lea Inn later became the Eden Hotel. A two story log courthouse was completed in 1849. In the early 1850s, the town was served by two stage lines which provided twice weekly mail delivery. Woodville incorporated in 1856. In 1857, the courthouse was replaced with a two story frame building. The final courthouse was built in 1891. oHH
Woodville is located at the intersections of U.S. 69 (Magnolia Street), U.S. 287 (Pine & Magnolia Streets) and U.S. 190 (Bluff Street), 32.5 miles slightly northeast of Livingston and Lake Livingston, 30 miles southeast of Corrigan, 51 miles southeast of Lufkin, 28 miles south of Zavalla and the Sam Rayburn Reservoir, 9.6 miles south of Colmesneil, 30 miles southwest of Jasper, 63 miles southwest of Toledo and the Toledo Bend Reservoir, 46 miles northwest of Kirbyville, 41.7 miles northwest of Lumberton and Village Creek State Park, 31 miles slightly northwest of Kountze, and 56 miles northwest of Beaumont, Texas.
 
Woodsboro High School Gymnasium & Hurricane Shelter:
This windowless dome building serves as the high school gym and as a hurricane shelter. It features a double layer of cinder block walls reinforced by steel bars and cement piers that extend 30 feet into the ground. It can withstand hurricane winds of up to 200 miles per hour. A similar building is located in Edna, Texas. 700 Eagle Drive.
 
Tyler County Courthouse, 1891:
The courthouse was designed in Italianate by T. S. Hodges. The 1930s renovation included removing the gabled roofs and the tower, giving the courthouse a modern look. The county has plans to restore it to its original condition. The 2010 Tyler County census was 21,766. (409) 283-2141. 100 West Bluff Street, Woodville, TX 75979.
 
Heritage Village Museum:
The buildings in this history village are from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, and include a blacksmith shop, railroad depot, livery stable, and log cabins. Volunteers dressed in period costumes offer pioneer skills demonstrations. The Heritage Village Store sells souvenirs, books, pottery, quilts, toys, and artwork from local and regional artists. The Whitmeyer Genealogy Library is located onsite. Dine at the famed Pickett House Restaurant that serves all you can eat meals boarding house style. Many special events are offered throughout the year including living history demonstrations. Guided tours are available with advance notice. Open daily 9am-5pm; closed on major holidays. An admission fee applies. (409) 283-2272. (800) 323-0389. The village is located on U.S. 190 West. Email  Facilities Map  Photos     
 
Allen Shivers Museum and Library:
The museum and library are housed in an 1881 building built by Robert A. Cruse. In 1936, the Shivers purchased the building and moved it to its present location. The museum displays exhibits from Allen Shiver’s years as Governor of Texas. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Sunday. (409) 283-3709. The museum and library are located at 301 North Charlton Street in Woodville.  
 
Tyler County Art League & Gallery:
A gallery showcases original works of art from 125 artists. The league hosts youth and adult art classes and workshops, and many special events. Open Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-3pm; closed Sunday. They are open after hours by appointment. (409) 283-2788. 210 West Bluff Street (U.S. 190). 
 
Emporium for the Arts:
This non-profit offers live theatre, concerts, lectures, and viewings of artists at work. It has a 200 seat theater. (409) 283-3832. (409) 283-2188. They are located at 212 W. Bluff Street, Woodville.
 
Triple Creek RV Music Park:
The park hosts a different style of music each Saturday night. Genres include gospel, country and bluegrass. Some weekend programs offer special events, such as a BBQ, a Dutch Oven Cookout, a swap meet, an apple cook-off, a watermelon thump, or a Turkey Day Dinner (Thanksgiving). It also sponsors other Saturday night shows, impromptu food gatherings, major holiday events, such as a New Year’s Dance and a July 4th pig roast. The 36 acre park features 95 full RV hookup sites, an air-conditioned pavilion, restrooms, showers, a store, and a laundry room. (409) 283-3799. The RV park is located at 2889 Private Road 8335. From Woodville, travel east on U.S. 190 for ¼ mile to the Shell station; bear right onto FM 1746 and continue 5.5 miles to the Triple Creek sign. At the sign go north for approximately 3 miles.   Email 
 
Annual Tyler County Dogwood Festival, 1940, March:
The festival spans three weekends and includes the Festival of the Arts at Heritage Village, the Queen’s Weekend and historical play, and the Western Weekend. Western Weekend activities include live music, a 2 day rodeo, a Trail ride, a downtown Trail ride parade, the 5K Dogwood Run, an antique car show and motorcycle exhibition, and the annual Western Dance at the Lions (Club) Den. Vendor booths are located around the courthouse square. The rodeo is held at the Tyler County 4-H and FFA Arena. (409) 283-2632. Email  Arena Seating Chart
 
Annual Festival of the Arts Quilt Show, March:
The show occurs the first weekend during the Dogwood Festival, and features heirloom quilts and new quilts. (409) 283-2632. This event is held at Heritage Village on U.S. 290 West. Email  Facilities Map 
 
Annual Alabama-Coushatta Pow-Wow, 1st Weekend in June:
This event is held at the Alabama Coushatta ballpark, at 571 State Park Road 56, 14 miles east of Livingston between Livingston and Woodville. (936) 563-1131. Email
 
Annual Tyler County Fair, 4 days in early Oct:
This event is held at the Clinton R. Currie 4-H and FFA Arena on Airport Road. (409) 673-5067. Email  Arena Seating Chart
 
Annual Harvest Festival, 3rd Weekend in Oct:
This is the largest folk life festival in East Texas. It features pioneer East Texas crafts, demonstrations, volunteers in period costume, outstanding dance and music shows, and food vendors. 409) 283-2272. (800) 323-0389. The festival is held at Heritage Village on U.S. 190 West. Email  Facilities Map 
    
Annual Christmas in the Village:
Heritage Village is decorated in period Christmas decorations. Activities include holiday music and food. Call the Village for the exact date. 409) 283-2272. (800) 323-0389. The festival is held at Heritage Village on U.S. 190 West. Email  Facilities Map 
    
Pickett House Restaurant at Heritage Village:
The world famous Pickett House Restaurant serves boarding house style all you can eat fried chicken, chicken & dumplings, country vegetables, cobbler, biscuits & cornbread, and condiments. Open Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm; closed major holidays. (409) 283-2272. (409) 283-2272. (800) 323-0389. The restaurant is located in Heritage Village on U.S. 190. Reviews  
 
Elijah’s Café:
They serve good country cooking. (409) 331-9090. 810 South Magnolia Street. Reviews