M. Moffett & Company Properties - East Texas Real Estate

Woodville, Texas and Tyler County, Texas

M. Moffett & Company Properties, a full service real estate brokerage firm located in Woodville, Texas serves Tyler, Polk, Jasper, Hardin and Angelina Counties of East Texas selling residential, farm, ranch, land, and acreage real estate properties.

Woodville, Texas - a regional lumber, manufacturing, recreational and retirement center, is the county seat and commerce center of Tyler County. Located in the deep East Texas Pineywoods, just north of the Big Thicket, Woodville was named for George T. Wood, the second governor of Texas.

Easily accessed by U.S. Highways 69, 190 and 287, Woodville has a rich heritage with much to offer both young families and retirees. The Woodville Independent School District has a fine reputation and offers many programs. Excellent health care facilities are located in Woodville as well as within an hour's drive.

Many area activities are available. Boating, fishing, camping, hunting and other outdoor activities occur year-round due to the mild climate, beautiful woodlands, lakes and beaches.

Local Features & Attractions

Dogwood Festival Dogwood Festival

Every March, this joyous celebration of the ivory blossom draws thousands of visitors and residents alike. The festivities include arts and crafts shows, a fun run, parades, the crowning of the Dogwood Festival Queen and her court, followed by a historical play. All of this is topped off with great food that East Texas cooks know how to prepare. With something for everyone, The Dogwood Festival centers around the Tyler County Courthouse Square in an exciting extravaganza of food, fun and entertainment

Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation

The reservation is the home of Alabama and Coushatta Indians (part of Southern forest tribes) in a dense, wooded area known as the Big Thicket. Sam Houston, a staunch friend of Indians, was influential in having the reservation created in the 1850's. An excellent visitor program today features the Living Indian Village where tribal members employ traditional skills to make jewelry, basketry and leather items. Big Thicket tours via swamp buggy and a miniature railroad are available, along with a museum and craft shop.
Alabama Coushatta

Heritage Village

Heritage Village

Heritage Village Museum

One mile west of Woodville on U.S. 190, lies Heritage Village. The museum offers a unique collection of historic buildings and artifacts depicting life in Tyler County from the 1860's to the 1900's. Recently purchased by the Tyler County Heritage Society, which is in the process of restoration and renovation, the village features the 1866 Tolar Cabin, awarded the official Texas Historical Medallion; a reconstruction of the Z. C. Collier store, once the hub of the thriving community of Town Bluff; and the first county seat, and the Pickett House, which serves family-style meals in an old School House. An adjoining 11 acres of woodlands, donated to the Heritage Society, is being developed for nature walks.

Big Thicket National Preserve

Approximately 85,000 acres will be under control of the national park service as a biological preserve. The park will consist of 12 units, each an ecological pocket with its own unique collection of compatible birds, animals and rare plant life. Four units are in Tyler County with about 13,300 acres. Woodville, the "Northern Gateway to the Big Thicket," has excellent accommodations and is a good location from which to visit the northern units.
Big Thicket

Allan Shivers Library Allan Shivers Library & Museum

Former Texas Governor and Mrs. Allan Shivers made a gift of this restored Victorian home to the people of Woodville. Among handsome furnishings is carpeting from France. Mementos and historical documents of Shivers administration also are on display.

People of Woodville & Tyler County

This thriving community derives its vitality from its people. Hardworking, with a strong belief in traditional values, the people of Woodville are its best asset.

Woodville has 2,415 residents, with 20,871 in Tyler County.

(updated 2000 U.S. Census)

Woodville Independent School District

Woodville Independent School District is the largest of five county school districts, and the District has achieved state and national recognition for its academic programs. With almost 1,800 students, the District offers comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs for its students. With strong traditions of spirit and community involvement, the District lives up to its motto, "Traditions of Excellence." The District will conduct a school district tour for any interested citizen.

Other area school districts are: Chester ISD, Colmesneil ISD, Spurger ISD, and Warren ISD.

Churches & Houses of Worship

Approximately 20 churches serve the Tyler County area. Among the faiths represented are Baptist, Methodist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lutheran, Church of Christ, Catholic Church, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Christian Church, and Woodville's United Methodist Church.

Tyler County Hospital Health Care

The Tyler County Hospital is located in Woodville, with 49 beds and a 24-hour emergency room. Lifeflight service is available to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont and Hermann Hospital in Houston. St. Elizabeth Hospital is in Beaumont, 55 miles away. St. Elizabeth's is a short-term, acute care hospital. The facility is currently licensed for 497 beds by the Texas Department of Health. The emergency room is operating on a 24-hour basis and exceeds the requirements of the Texas Department of Health Bureau of Licensing and Certification.

Some Information provided by the Tyler County Chamber of Commerce

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