The City of Woodville is located on US 190, US 287 and US 69 in Deep East Texas., and is the county seat of Tyler County.
Woodville lies north of Houston, west of Jasper, east of Livingston and southeast of Lufkin.
Tyler County is named for John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States. It has a population of about 22,000. It is adjacent to Angelina County, Polk County, Hardin County and Jasper County.
Among the annual events is the Tyler County Dogwood Festival, Festival of the Arts and the Harvest Festival. Outdoor activities abound in the nearby Martin Dies Jr. State Park and the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Woodville Website Resources
Woodville Independent School District
Tyler County Historical Commission
Allan Shivers Library and Museum
Woodville Independent School District
|In 2020, Woodville had a population of 2,403.|
|75979 and 75990|
Interactive Map of Woodville Texas (courtesy of Google)
Map Showing Location of Woodville in Deep East Texas
Tyler County Courthouse
Tyler County Court House at 100 West Bluff Street in the City of Woodville in Deep East Texas
Heritage Village Museum
The Heritage Village Museum is located on US Highway 190 West, and consists of a Texas pioneer village of over 30 historic buildings and structures from the mid-1800s through 1920. Various events are held there through the year.
Heritage Village Museum and Museum Store
The Pickett House
The famous Pickett House Restaurant serves boarding house style all you can eat fried chicken, chicken & dumplings, country vegetables, cobbler, biscuits and cornbread and all different condiments for your liking.
The Pickett House still is one of the best homestyle eating places in all of Texas. It is located in Heritage Village in Woodville. Phone 409.283.2272 on on the web
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
In the 1960s, development of a new state park along Steinhagen reservoir began, with support from local East Texans and their state senator, Martin Dies, Jr.
Today, Martin Dies, Jr. State Park is a 705-acre recreation area nestled next to B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir between Woodville and Jasper. The park has three units in Jasper and Tyler counties. TPWD leased the park’s land from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1964, and officially opened in 1965.
The park offers a variety of outdoor activities, including camping at over 200 campsites, paddling, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking and more.
The park is located at 634 Park Road 48 South, Jasper, TX 75951
Martin Dies Jr. State Park at Texas Parks and Wildlife
Big Thicket National Preserve
The Big Thicket is an area of dense forest located north and northwest of Beaumont, and south of Woodville. This 97,000 acre National Preserve protects a unique environmental confluence of swamps, coastal prairies, piney woods, plant life and animals.
For more information visit the Big Thicket website at NPS
Other East Texas Attractions
While visiting the Woodville area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:
- Livingston - Polk County Memorial Museum, Pedigo Park, Trade Days, Locomotive No. 5, Lake Livingston, Sam Rayburn Reservoir
- Coldspring - Davy Crockett National Forest, Sam Houston National Forest, Lake Livingston, Double Lake Recreational Area
- Groveton - Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area, Davy Crockett National Forest
- Crockett - Houston County Museum, Monroe-Cook House, Houston County Lake, Grapeland Drive-Thru Safari, Piney Woods Fine Arts Association
- Jasper - Toledo Bend Reservoir, Sandy Creek Park, Azalea Festival in March, Air Show in April, Jasper Lions Club Rodeo in May, a Fourth of July Celebration, and the Fall Festival in October.
- Newton - Toledo Ben Reservoir, Sam Rayburn Reservoir
- Hemphill - Recreational opportunities abound in the Hemphill area, with its closeness to the Sabine National Forest, Toledo Bend Reservoir, Sam Rayburn Reservoir and the Trail Between the Lakes. Also popular attractions are the Sabine County Jail Museum and Vergie Speights Memorial Library. In town is the Patricia Huffman Smith NASA "Remembering Columbia" Museum
- Toledo Bend Reservoir - boating, fishing, swimming, marinas, hiking, camping, golf, resorts, restaurants
Travel Information for the Woodville Area