Winnsboro is a city in Franklin and Wood counties in Upper East Texas, south of Mount Vernon, southeast of Sulphur Springs, and northeast of Quitman.
The city is located on Texas State Highway 11 (Broadway Street), and Highway 37 (Main Street).
Winnsboro is a Texas Main Street City and a Texas Designated Cultural Arts District. The Winnsboro Main Street District includes the commercial and industrial buildings bordered on the west by Mill Street, east of Walnut, north by Locust and south by Carnegie. Many of these buildings are constructed of locally produced brick and are 100 or more years old.
The Winnsboro Center for the Arts is a vibrant cultural center in the heart of the Arts District which hosts a variety of cultural activities from concerts, theater productions, and art exhibits to classes, workshops, and literary events. Activities geared especially for children include music and art lessons and summer camps. The Center has been in operation for over 18 years.
The Bowery Stage downtown is a popular venue for a variety of artistic and musical events. The Winnsboro Farmers' Market is a well known supplier of fresh local vegetables.
The annual Art & Wine Festival is known all around East Texas as a superb event! This premier festival invites artists from around the country to participate in this juried event. Wineries from around Texas show off their award winning wines and provide tastings and bottles for sale. Craft Breweries participate as well. Each year there are additional events like specialty foods sampling and a mural painting.
Winnsboro Website Resources
|In 2010, Winnsboro had a population of 3,434.|
Interactive Map of Winnsboro Texas (courtesy of Google)
Map Showing Location of Winnsboro in Upper East Texas
Scenes Around Downtown Winnsboro
Some of the many shops in downtown Winnsboro, Texas
Railroad Depot in Winnsboro
Saved by the Winnsboro Heritage Society in 1985, the railroad depot, built in 1908, has been fully restored and is known as the Winnsboro Depot Center.
The KCS Railroad gave the society a 99-year lease on the depot in 1985.
The Center houses the Winnsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office and meeting room, the Autumn Trails office, WEDC office, as well as a community room available for meetings and special events.
It is located at the intersection of Main and Broadway Streets.
The famous Bowery in downtown Winnsboro, Texas, established 1884
The Arts District in Winnsboro, Texas
Other East Texas Attractions
While visiting the Winnsboro area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:
- Jefferson - antiques, Jay Gould's railroad car, Jefferson Carnegie Library, steam train rides, steamboats on Caddo Lake, B&Bs
- Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas, Gusher Days, Roundup Rodeo, Helen Lee Daffodil Gardens
- Gilmer - East Texas Yamboree, Historic Upshur Museum, Lake Gilmer
- Kilgore - home of the East Texas Oil Museum and Kilgore College
- Joinerville Texas - Daisy Bradford oil discovery monuments and Great East Texas Oilfield markers, Gaston Museum
- Longview - Gregg County Fair & Exposition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, R.G. LeTourneau Museum, Great Texas Balloon Race, historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
- Marshall - Michelson Museum of Art, Starr Family home State Historic Park, Harrison County Historical Museum, The Weisman, Ginocchio Hotel, T&P Railroad Museum, Christmas Wonderland of Lights
- Carthage - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, East Texas Oil & Gas Blast, Piney Woods Quilt Festival Rode Jamboree
- Tyler - Municipal Rose Garden, TJC Planetarium, Caldwell Zoo, Tyler Museum of Art, Brookshire's Museum & Country Store, Lake Tyler, Rose Rudman Recreational Trail, Cotton Belt Depot, Goodman-LeGrand House
- Lake Tyler - swimming, boating, fishing, skiing close-in to Tyler
- Lake Palestine - Boating, fishing, skiing and camping, just south of Tyler
- Lindale - Old Mill Pond Museum, Hideaway Lake, Miranda Lambert Store & Red 55 Winery
- Mineola - Mineola Nature Preserve, Bigfoot Paddling Trail
Travel Information for the Winnsboro Area