Community of Tucker, Texas


     Along highway 79 southwest of Palestine is the small community of Tucker, Texas. In 1882 the name of the post office and the town was changed to Tucker, after W. H. Tucker and the Tucker family, who owned land and operated a general store in the area.1

     Tucker's schools are now consolidated with Palestine Westwood.

     Located just northeast of Tucker is the Wal Mart Distribution facilities, pictured above along FM 645.

     Tucker was once adjacent to the steam shipping on the the Trinity River.  Today as you travel through Tucker, you might encounter a line of trucks leaving the distribution center.   

1 Source: Mark Odintz, "TUCKER, TX," Handbook of Texas Online.   Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

     Maverick's Country Kitchen in Tucker provides a friendly cafe, a fueling spot for and travelers from Austin, Waco and Palestine on Highway 79.

     Tucker Volunteer Fire Department, (903)538-2157 and Tucker Water Supply, (903)538-2168 are located at 2168 West US Hwy 79.




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