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Tyler County TX
Tyler County

WOODVILLE, TEXAS

Tyler County Seat, East Texas

30 46' 34" N, 94 25' 16" W (30.776111, -94.421111)

Junction of US 69 and US 190
56 miles N of Beaumont
48 miles S of Lufkin
67 miles S of Nacogdoches
120 miles E of Houston
Population: 2,586 (2010) 2,415 ( 2000) 2636 (1990)
The 1891 Tyler County Courthouse  today, Woodville, Texas
Tyler County Courthouse
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December, 2007
Established in 1846, Woodville was named after the second governor of Texas, George T. Wood.

Woodville Attractions, Landmarks & Recreation

  • Tyler County Courthouse

  • Heritage Village Museum
    On US 287, 1 mile West of Woodville. Admissions.

  • Shivers Library and Museum -
    302 N. Charlton. Admissions

  • Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation -
    936-563-1100
    In the Big Thicket. Camping, fishing and swimming


  • Big Thicket National Preserve
    For information, check with Big Thicket Information Station on FM420, 7 miles N of Kountze.
    409-246-2337


  • Kirby State Forest -
    On US 287, 14 miles S of Woodville

  • Lake B.A. Steinhagen

  • Lake Livingston

  • Martin Dies Jr. State Park

  • A roadside park beside U.S. Highway 287 northwest of Woodville is a wonderful place just for sitting on a park bench, listening to the sounds of the forest, and dipping your toes in a spring-fed pool built by Civilian Conservation Corps workers in the 1930s. Families come here for reunions, kids enjoy running around the expansive grounds, and Scout troops often camp beneath the tall trees.
    (From "Out-of-the-way places" by Bob Bowman)
  • Texas - Woodville Methodist Church
    Woodville Methodist Church
    Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

    Historical Marker (on N. Nellius St., Woodville)

    Woodville Magnolia Cemetery

    In 1855 M. Priest deeded one acre of land, containing several graves, for use as a public burial ground. Another acre was donated by Jane Bean in 1859, and additional land was acquired later.

    Woodville Magnolia Cemetery contains the graves of numerous pioneer settlers and early community leaders. Handmade bricks outline some of the older graves not marked with headstones, such as the graves of five wives of George Van Vleck and several of his children. Van Vleck, who is buried in Houston's Glenwood Cemetery, served as the first district clerk of Tyler County for 16 years and as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas, A. F. & A. M., in 1862. Among the other pioneers buried here are Captain Charles Bullock (1825-1902), who raised a company of soldiers for the Confederate army, and the Rev. Acton Young (1823-1873), early Methodist minister in this region. Also located here is the gravesite of Nancy Shivers (d. 1890), a widow who brought her family to Texas before the Civil War. Allan Shivers, Governor of Texas from 1949 to 1957, is one of her descendants. Veterans of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam Conflict are interred here.

    Woodville Major Events
  • Tyler County Dogwood Festival - in the Spring

  • Christmas at Tyler County
    Call the chamber for information


  • Woodville Tourist Information
    Tyler County Chamber of Commerce - (409) 283-2632
    717 W. Bluff Woodville, Texas 75979
    http://www.woodvilletx.com/

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    Woodville, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Beaumont | Lufkin | Nacogdoches
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