Community of Tennessee Colony, Texas


United States Post Office Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861 originally established in 1852. Tennessee Colony, Texas was founded in 1847 appoximately fourteen miles north of Palestine.  Click here to view map.  Tennessee Colony includes a 24,000 acre prison unit, the largest in Texas.  Tennessee Colony is an unincorporated town. 

Tennessee Colony has a community center (above) and a general store pictured below.  Across the street is the Trinity Valley Community College(TVCC)-Texas Department of Criminal Justice(TDJC) Correctional Education Administration Office 2199 Spur 324 PO Box 75 Tennessee Colony, TX 75861 Tel. 903.928.3288.

Colony General Store Hours 6am-6pm Mon-Sat Closed Sun (903) 928-2611


Tennessee Colony Church P. O. Box 220 Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861 has Sunday school starting at 9:30am and Sunday worship services at 10:45am and 6:00pm. Their telephone number is (903) 928-3222. Pastor John Wisner email is .  The below corner stone shows the current church facility was built in 1928.   

Tyre Masonic Hall Lodge No. 198 in Tennessee Colony. Click here for Historical Marker and history. Also meeting in Tyre Masonic Hall Lodge was the Order of the Eastern Star No. 102.  Click here for historical marker.




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Revised: May 21, 2011