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Woodville, Texas

Woodville is a commercial center for lumbering and forest products. The town is the seat of Tyler County and includes an area which is more than 90 percent forested. Woodville was named for George T. Wood, the second governor of Texas.

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Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation

Home of Alabama and Coushatta Indians, part of Southern forest tribes, in dense, wooded area known as the Big Thicket. Sam Houston, a staunch friend of Indians, was influential in having reservation created in 1850

Woodville, TX Indian Reservations


Big Thicket National Preserve

Some 97,000 acres of dense woods, swamps and streams administered by National Park Service as biological preserves in several units;

Woodville, TX National Parks


Things to do near Woodville, TX

Sam Houston National Forest

City is near eastern edge of forest. Double Lake Recreation Area offers camping facilities on small lake (not found on most m...

Joe Roughneck Statue

Commemorating George William Strake, who brought in the 19,000-acre Conroe Oil Field in 1931 and became Houston's first oil m...

Scarlett O'Hardy's Gone with the Wind Museum

Features one of the largest private collections of memorabilia from this epic story of the Old South. Among the hundreds of i...

Smith County Historical Museum

In old library building, exhibits feature artifacts reflecting Tyler's historic, social and economic culture. Displays featur...