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Counties
Cherokee, Smith
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 2,463
2000 Census - 1,150
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Towns
Bullard, Texas
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Bullard Texas History:
The area was originally occupied by the Caddo Indians. In 1850, the William Pitt Loftin family settled in the area. A post office opened in 1867 in the community of Etna located west of present day Bullard. The John Bullard family settled in the area in 1870. The Hewsville post office opened in the Bullard general store in 1881. In 1883, the Etna post office closed, and the Hewsville post office was renamed Bullard. The Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad began laying track between Tyler and Lufkin via Bullard that same year. The Bullard train station was completed in 1884. Bullard became a shipping center for cotton, vegetables and fruit. By 1890, Bullard had a school, two churches, a sawmill, two general stores, a physician, a blacksmith and wagon shop, a telegraph office and 200 residents. By 1914, the town had 400 residents. In the 1920s the jail was a 7 foot in traveling jail that consisted of a round, seven foot in diameter barred building on wheels. The town incorporated in 1948, and residents voted for a bond that funded one of the few water systems in Texas using spring water.The Bullard's Well is located inside a building at the corner of Houston and Main Streets. The well is now a Texas Historical Landmark.  Today, many residents commute Tyler and the larger surrounding communities for work.The town is also known as Etna and Hewsville. Bullard is located a few minutes east of Lake Palestine at the intersections of U.S. 69 and FM 2493 (Houston Street) and FM 344 (E. Henderson & W. Main), 48 miles southeast of Athens, 52 miles southeast of Canton, 51 miles southeast of Quitman, 41 miles southeast of Mineola, 15 miles south of Tyler, 41 miles southwest of Gladewater, 51 mile3s southwest of Longview, 40 miles southwest of Kilgore, 30 miles southwest of New London, 8 miles southwest of Whitehouse and Tyler Lake, 39 miles west of Henderson, 38 miles northwest of Alto, 27 miles northwest of Rusk, 13 miles northwest of Jacksonville, 39 miles northeast of Palestine, and 22 miles northeast of Frankston, Texas.  
 
American Freedom Museum:
This museum features over 600 American war artifacts and documents from the American Revolution through Iraq. The museum is divided into the lobby, the Hall of Presidents and the Hall of Freedom. The Hall of Freedom includes several galleries featuring exhibits from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I and II, the Holocaust, the Cold War, the Korean and Vietnam wars, the Persian Gulf and the War on Terror. Group and school tours are available on select weekdays. Open Sat, 10am-3pm. (903) 894-5252. An admission fee applies. The museum is located 22450 FM 2493 (Old Jacksonville Highway), Bullard, Texas 75757. Email 
 
Dewberry Plantation & Myrtle-Vale Mansion, 1854:
Daily mansion tours are available by appointment; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days. The mansion and surrounding grounds are available for private events. (903) 825-9000. 14007 FM 246 West, Bullard, TX 75757. Email  
 
Bullard Community Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Classical movies are shown the March through August on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2pm. Open Tue & Thu, 10am-6pm; Mon, 10am-9pm; Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Wednesdays and Sundays. (903) 894-6125. 211 W. Main Street.
 
KE Bushman's Winery & Celebration Center:
They host live music concerts at the grass amphitheater. Studio 33 is a state of the art digital recording studio. The conference center seats up to 1,000 and features a world class stage, dressing rooms, and a full lighting and sound system. The amphitheater and recording studio are located at 1565 FM 2493 East. (903) 894-7505. Email 

Bullard – Tyler 13 August 2016
Annual Beauty and the Beast Bike Tour, Bullard, TX, Aug:
This national favorite biking tours event has several routes of varying lengths. It begins at 8am. All proceeds benefit the East Texas Food Bank. The tour begins and ends at KE Bushman’s Winery and Celebration Center; lunch and live music will be offered after the race. This event is sponsored by the Tyler Bicycle Club. (903) 534-9998.(903) 561-4810.Bushman’s is located at1563 FM 2493 East, Bullard.  Contacts    Facebook

M 6 Winery:
The tasting room and gift shop are open Thu, 3pm-8:30pm; Fri, 3pm-6pm; Sat, 1pm-6:30pm, and by appointment. Private parties are available. (903) 360-0369. 201 West Main Street. 

Kiepersol Estates Winery:
They produce wines from their 68 acres of vineyards. The tasting room is open Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. For fee tours are available on Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm. (903) 894-8995. The winery is located at 4120 FM 344 East, Tyler, 75703. Email Winery 
 
Noonday Texas Sweet Onions:
The onions are available summers at roadside stands in the Noonday, Texas area. Noonday is located 3.5 miles south of Tyler, Texas.
 
Noonday Texas Onion Shed:
The Shed sells Noonday Sweet Onions during the summer months, and sells homegrown vegetables, such as peas, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, peppers, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes and other seasonal vegetables, year round. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5:30pm. (903) 939-0098. The Shed is located 3.5 miles south of Tyler, Texas.
 
Moore Farms & Pumpkin Patch, Bullard:
They grow and sell vegetables including three varieties of sweet corn. During the fall they sell pumpkins from their pumpkin patch, and host a popular 5 acre corn maze with approximately 3 miles of winding trails. School tours are available. (903) 894-1030. The farm is located at 22142 CR 181, Bullard, Texas 75757. Bullard is located a few minutes east of Lake Palestine at the intersections of U.S. 69 and FM 2493 (Houston Street) and FM 344 (E. Henderson & W. Main), 15 miles south of Tyler, 8 miles southwest of Whitehouse, and 13 miles northwest of Jacksonville, Texas. Email 
 
Annual Red, White & Blue Festival, 1st Saturday in Nov:
Activities include a mechanical bull, a carnival, a petting zoo, entertainment, a car show, a parade, and food and other vendors. (903) 894-4238. Email
 
Kiepersol Estates Restaurant & B & B:
This fine dining restaurant serves USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and KE Cellars wines. Dress is business casual; no shorts, sandals, T-shirts, ball caps or running shoes. Open Tue-Fri, 5pm-10pm; Sat, 5pm-10pm. They also serve Saturday breakfast, 7am-11am, and lunch 11am-2pm. (903) 894-3300. The Restaurant is located at 21508 Merlot Lane in Tyler Texas, 75703. Email Restaurant  Reviews
 
Pit Stop Pizza:
(903) 894-8112. 50579 U.S. 69 North. Reviews
 
Legends Old Time Burger Café:
They serve good hamburgers and homemade fries. Open Mon-Thu, 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-9pm. (903) 894-1025. 117 N. Phillips, Bullard. Reviews