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Heritage Village

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1960s established. 206 U.S. 190 W, 2 miles west of Woodville

This outdoor museum of historic buildings relocated here from the immediate area also includes newly constructed traditional vernacular buildings. Among the buildings are a blacksmith shop, a railroad depot, and log cabins, all used as a backdrop for year-round activities and programs relating to the folklife of East Texas, with crafts, pioneer demonstrations, and period costumes. Clyde Gray, artist and history enthusiast, assembled the buildings and artifacts. Kirby Barn is the most unusual structure. The two-story log building has a gabled roof with extended overhangs that are supported only by the cantilevered logs of the upper story.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Heritage Village", [Woodville, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 32-32.

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