2010 Census - 388
2000 Census - 321
Yantis, Texas
Yantis Texas History:
It is thought that the earliest settler was Harry M. Matthews who settled in the area round 1860. In the late 1860s, J. Singleton established a cotton gin in the area. The community was served by the Quitman post office until the Yantis post office as opened in 1885. George R. Yantis was the first postmaster. By 1896, Yantis had 60 residents and fifteen businesses. The town grew to 300 by 1914. During the Great Depression, the population fell from 500 in the early 1930s to 400 by 1943. The 1947 discovery of oil had no effect on the town’s growth. Yantis incorporated in the late 1960s. The town benefits from the tourist industry due to its location on Lake Fork. Yantis is located on the north shore of Lake Fork at the intersection of FM 17/FM 2966 and SH 154, 53 miles south of Paris, 25 miles south of Jim Chapman Lake, 14.8 miles south of Sulphur Springs, 37 miles southwest of Mount Vernon, 17 miles southwest of Winnsboro, 48 miles northwest of Tyler, 39 miles northwest of Hawkins, 34 miles northwest of Lindale, 22 miles northwest of Mineola, 12.3 miles northwest of Quitman, 38 miles northeast of Canton, 16 miles northeast of Alba, 25 miles northeast of Lake Tawakoni, 15 miles northeast of Emory, 43 miles southeast of Greenville, and 35 miles southeast of Commerce, Texas.  
Pine Mills Pottery Studio & Gallery:
Gary and Daphne Hatcher create beautiful wood fired stoneware pottery; their dinnerware is stunning. The pottery is usually open daily, 10am-5pm; call if making a special trip. (903) 857-2271. Fax: (903) 857-2255. 5515 FM 49, Mineola. The pottery is located approximately 12 miles north of Hawkins on FM 49, one mile west of the intersection of FM 14 and FM 49. It is located in Pine Mills, also known as Liberty Hill and as Reedsville, at the intersection of Farm Roads 14, 49 and 312, 10 miles southeast of Quitman.
East Fork Restaurant & Club & Dance Floor, Yantis:
This venue is located on Lake Fork. It serves great Mexican food, hand cut steaks, burgers and other menu items. Pool is free on Mondays. Pool tournaments are held on Tuesdays. Friday is karaoke night. Shuffleboard tournaments are held nightly. The club hosts live music on Saturdays, and all day tailgate parties on Sundays with free food, televised sports, NASCAR races, and no cover charge. Other amenities and activities include volleyball, horseshoes, washers, and a 2,000 square foot dance floor. Club: (903) 383-7007. Restaurant: (903) 383-7008. The club is located at 898 CR 1895, Yantis, at the West SH 154 and FM 515 intersection. Reviews  
Red Moon Farm, Van, TX:
They were formerly the Texas Daily Harvest in Yantis, Texas. They grow organic produce and sell it through CSA memberships. (254) 541-5625. 1484 VZ CR 1505, Van, Texas 75790. Email
Annual Terror Trails, Oct:
This Halloween adventure features a haunted house and over 0.5 miles of trails that are haunted using digitally controlled sound and light. Open every Friday and Saturday night in October until midnight, and Halloween night until 11pm. Recorded rain out messages: (903) 878-7501. They are located off SH 154, one mile south of the FM 515 intersection on Lake Fork in Yantis; follow the signs.
Bro's Patio Cajun Delights:
John and Jo Anne Heimgartner serve seafood, Cajun food, crawfish, catfish and sides. They are open during the months of March, April, May, September, October and November, Fri-Sat, 4pm-9pm. (903) 383-7121. They are located at the intersection of FM 515 and CR 1970.Reviews are unavailable.