Woodville, TX (Tyler County ) – 10/4/2017

We were supposed to explore deep East Texas on the Big Thicket’s Pitcher Plant and Turkey Creek Trails, however Hurricane Harvey destroyed much of the area with flooding and downed trees. They have not reopened the trails. So to get credit for this county we walked around Woodville which is the county seat.

We parked next to the Tyler County Courthouse.

Catty corner from the courthouse is the Baptist Church.

We circled the courthouse. The front is undergoing restoration.

Behind the  courthouse is the home of James Edward Wheat. The house was built in 1848, purchased by James Wheat in 1918.  Wheat was the first mayor of the Woodville after its incorporation in 1929.

Another look at the back section of the courthouse. It was added in 1935 by the WPA.

Front of 1891 courthouse with scaffolding.

Veteran’s memorial is inside the construction area of the courthouse.

Cutely painted fire hydrant.  Magnolia blossoms or Dogwood?

The side of an old brick building has been painted to look like an Italian Villa.  

Looking back at the courthouse as we continue the walk.

Assembly of God Church.

Police Station was built in 1951 as the city hall.  Not sure where city hall is now.

Approaching a lovely two story house.

Home where Allan Shivers (Texas Governor 1949-1957) grew up.  It is now a museum.

Cute mailbox on the Shiver house.

Old well (now a planter) in front of school.

We are going to explore the Magnolia Cemetery.

We walked through the cemetery to the grave of Gov. Shiver’s father.

Back in the residential area we passed this pretty bush which is called a “Confederate Rose”.   It isn’t a rose at all.   It is a Hibiscus.

Halloween Scarecrow seated in front of a retirement center.

Old Tyme Country Antique store.

Mural on the side of the store.

We cross a bridge over a creek.

Then turn left to head out on trail along the creek.

Swamp area, didn’t see (or hear) any gators.

Trail looks like it could be on a converted rail road bed.

Small tree down tested our agility.

Leaving the trail and back on the road we soon spot a small church.

Faith Lutheran Church

Woodville United Methodist Church

Looking back after we passed it.

And we are back at the First Baptist Church and our car is just around the corner.

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3 Responses to Woodville, TX (Tyler County ) – 10/4/2017

  1. Looks like a great walk.

  2. I bicycled through Tyler and found it to be a very pretty town. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. –Curt

  3. Gypsy Bev says:

    Enjoyed the trip. Looked like they have some artistic residents to decorate their town. Liked the walking trail as we have a trail like that which used to be a railroad track.

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