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Tatum, Texas

Tatum was established in 1885 when the Santa Fe Railroad was built through the town. The townsite was donated by the Tatum family settlers in the area. Tatum was on the earlier Trammel's Trace, a prominent foot and horseback trail from Conway, Arkansas, to Nacogdoches. It is currently a trade center for lumber, farm and dairy enterprises. Tatum hosts excellent fishing in nearby lakes and streams and offers woodlands hunting as well.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Martin Creek Lake State Park

On Martin Creek Lake with camping, rest rooms, showers and boat-launching ramp. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, and nature trails in scenic woodlands. Texas 43 southwest, F.M. 1716

Tatum, TX State Parks

Things to do near Tatum, TX

Tyler State Park

994-acre scenic playground is in one of finest forested sections of Texas. Facilities include camping, picnicking, nature tra...

Timber Ridge Tours

Guides/outfitters offer canoe trips, tour boat rides, hikes, van tours, and country cottage in Bit Thicket biosphere. Tours i...

Cargill Long Park

Two-and-one-half mile walking, jogging, and bike trail flanked by towering pines and native flora. Signed exercise stations; ...

Scenic Drives

Excellent forest scenery along highways in all directions. Stands of Virginia shortleaf pine are seen south of Hemphill at co...