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Counties
Franklin, Wood
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 3,434
2000 Census - 3,584
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Winnsboro, Texas
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Winnsboro Texas History:
Winnsboro was established as the town of Wynnsborough was settled in the early 1850s and was named for Englishman John E. Wynn. When the 1855 post office was established, the town was renamed Winnsborough. By 1861, the town had two general stores and a church. In 1876, the East Line and Red River Railroad built a narrow-gauge road west from Jefferson to Winnsboro, helping the town become a major shipping center. By 1885, it was incorporated and had 700 residents. In 1893, the town was renamed Winnsboro. In 1904, the Texas Southern Railroad built a line through the town. In 1914, Winnsboro had two newspapers, a library, two potteries, a cottonseed mill churches, schools, an opera house and 2,300 residents. Like most small Texas towns, the town was hurt by the Great Depression and falling cotton prices. By 1936, the town had 1,900 residents and many businesses had closed. The town began growing after World War II, and has been growing steadily since. Lake Winnsboro was impounded in 1961. There are numerous other small fishing lakes in the Winnsboro area, including Bryce Lake off SH 37 and Lake Franklin off CR 3290. Winnsboro is located at the intersections of SH 37 (Main Street), SH 11 (Broadway Street), FM 1448, and FM 515, 39 miles southeast of Lake Jim Chapman, 23.4 miles southeast of Sulphur Springs, 17.2 miles southwest of Mount Vernon, 32 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant, 36.4 miles southwest of Daingerfield, 21 miles southwest of Pittsburg, 8 miles southwest of Lake Bob Sandlin, 48.5 miles northwest of Big Sandy, 36 miles northwest of Gilmer, 50 miles northwest of Gladewater, 51 miles north of Tyler, 37 miles northeast of Lindale, 25.5 miles northeast of Mineola, approximately 20 miles northeast of Lake Fork, 16 miles northeast of Quitman, and 37 miles northeast of Emory, Texas. 
 
Winnsboro Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center & 1908 Train Depot:
The visitor center, chamber of commerce, public restrooms, and a conference hall are located in the historic 1908 Texas Southern Railroad train depot. Wi-Fi is available in the building and in the vicinity. An old caboose and a 1911 First National Bank antique clock are located near the depot. A large parking lot is available for visitors and for public events. (903) 342-3666. 100 E. Broadway Street, Winnsboro, TX 75494. Email     
 
Winnsboro Center for the Arts:
They host performing arts, literary and visual arts, live music concerts, and art classes. They host the annual Starry, Starry Nite event each November. This event is their major fundraiser; activities include an auction and a dinner. The “In Focus” local photography club meets at the center. (903) 342-0686. 200 Market Street.
 
Pine Mills Pottery Studio & Gallery, Pine Mills, TX:
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 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, 12 miles north of Hawkins, and 34 miles northwest of Gladewater. 
 
Gilbreath Memorial Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Tue-Fri, 8:30am-6pm; Sat, 8:30am-noon. (903) 342-6866. 916 N. Main Street. Email
 
Crossroads Music Company, Winnsboro:
This live music venue features regional and national touring artists most weekends. In 2012, they were holding performances at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts at 200 Market Street in Winnsboro, but were in the process of building a new home at 204 Market Street. The Winnsboro Center is a small venue that seats up to 100 with the tables removed. The Winnsboro Center hosts a concession, and visitors may bring wine. Coolers must be left in vehicles as there is no room. It is a good idea to pre-order tickets by calling (903) 342-1854 or (888) 342-1854. Winnsboro is located at the intersection of SH 11 and SH 37, 
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