Welcome to Bullard Texas!

Location of Bullard Texas

Bullard sign on U.S. 69 Bullard sign on U.S. 69

Bullard is located in East Texas between Tyler and Jacksonville, and south of the communities of Gresham and Flint. Highways intersecting Bullard include U.S. Highway 69, FM 2493 (Old Jacksonville Highway), and FM 344.

Situated 12 miles south of Tyler, parts of Bullard are located in northern Cherokee County, and other sections in extreme southern Smith County. The population in the 2010 census was 2,463.

Bullard uses telephone area code 903, and the Bullard Post Office is assigned Zip Code 75757.

This site is a comprehensive directory for Bullard travel, tourism, hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions, news, weather, maps, government, and recreation. We hope to provide information for newcomers, visitors, and long-time residents.

Bullard Texas Today

Bullard, Texas City Limit ... Population 2,463Bullard, Texas City Limit ... Population 2,463

Today, Bullard is experiencing exponential growth as a "bedroom community" for nearby Tyler, and has gained a reputation as a great place to live.

It offers a highly-rated public school system as well as The Brook Hill School, a private school known throughout the Tyler area. The Bullard Independent School System (BISD) operates Bullard Primary, Bullard Elementary, Bullard Intermediate, Bullard Middle, and Bullard High School.

The Bullard Banner News is the local newspaper and provides area-wide news and sports coverage.

Bullard Texas Tourism and Attractions

American Freedom Museum, Bullard, TexasAmerican Freedom Museum, Bullard, Texas

Bullard is only a few miles from the many recreational opportunities located around Lake Palestine. Bullard is also close to the Eagles Bluff development and golfing country club. In addition, golfing is available in Emerald Bay, as well as the Oak Hurst Golf Course.

The new American Freedom Museum is located just a few blocks from downtown Bullard on the Brook Hill School campus. The Museum contains 15,000 sq.ft. of galleries showcasing a collection of over 600 artifacts and documents about our nation’s history. We recommend a trip to the museum, and exploring the Hall of Presidents and the Hall of Freedom.

Just east of Bullard on FM 344 is Kiepersol Enterprises. On the grounds are a complete range of activities, facilities and services including Kiepersol Estates Bed & Breakfast, Kiepersol Estates Vineyard and Winery, KE Bushman's Camp, and the KE Bushman's Celebration Center.

In October is the popular Kiepersol Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp.

Kiepersol Winery, Bullard, TexasKiepersol Winery, Bullard, Texas (staff photo)

Also of interest is the Dewberry Plantation, dating to 1854. This historic home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and registered as a Texas State Historical Landmark.

Bullard is a few miles north of the popular attraction known as Love's Lookout. The Texas State Railroad offers a variety of tours year-round from its terminal in Rusk, south of Bullard.

While in the Rusk area, you may want to visit Maydelle Country Wines. Nearby is Moore Farms, a fun place to visit for all ages of the family year round.

South of Bullard near Jacksonville is the Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari, a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife.

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Bullard Texas Hotels and Lodging

Bullard does not currently have any hotels or lodging other than the highly-rated Kiepersol Estates Bed & Breakfast.

Nearby Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city.

Bed & Breakfasts around the Tyler area offer exceptional amenities and services.

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Entrance to the Katima subdivision, Bullard, TexasEntrance to the Katima subdivision, Bullard, Texas (staff photo)

Real Estate Subdivisions in Bullard Texas

Several major real estate subdivisions are located in Bullard, including the following:

  • Kiepersol Estates
  • Pecan Valley Ranch
  • Bullard Creek Ranch
  • Katima
  • Oak Grove Estates
  • Polana Springs
  • Windsor Estates
  • Blue Ridge Estates
  • Dewberry Estates

Also located on Lake Palestine is the Emerald Bay and Eagles Bluff developments, just to the west of Bullard. The area also features great opportunities for homebuilding on ranch properties and wooded sites in Cherokee County as well as Smith County.

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Restaurants and Dining in Bullard Texas

Several restaurants are located in Bullard. Legends Old-Time Burger Cafe is located downtown, while the Taco El Conquistadar restaurant is located on U.S. 69, just south of 344.

Legends Old-Time Burger Cafe, downtown, Bullard Texas

Hondo & Shorty's Burger Place is also just south of 344. If you are looking for fast food, Bullard has a Sonic Drive-In, across U.S. 69 from Brookshires, and a Subway in Bullard Crossing.

Just east of Bullard on FM 344 is Kiepersol Enterprises. On the grounds is the highly-rated Kiepersol Restaurant, #1 Restaurant in Tyler as rated by TripAdvisor.

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History of Bullard Texas

Bullard, Texas cemetery, circa 1855 Bullard, Texas cemetery, circa 1855 (staff photo)

The William Pitt Loftin family settled in the area around 1850, and the Etna post office, located to the west of the current town, opened in 1867.

In 1870 John and Emma Eugenia Erwin Bullard settled in the area and in 1881 opened the Hewsville post office in his general store. In 1883 the Etna post office closed and the Hewsville office was renamed Bullard.

The Bullard railroad station was completed in August 1884 by the Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad.

In the post-World War II years Bullard again became a shipping point for fruit and vegetables.

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Additional Bullard Texas Resources

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Bullard Texas City Hall (staff photo)
Bullard Texas City Hall

Part of the extensive Bullard Independent School District (staff photo)
Part of the extensive Bullard Independent School District