by Kathleen Jordan


The Edgewood City Park was established in 1998 through a grant with the TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT. Formally, the site was the location of the Edgewood Public School Complex. Park activities include baseball tournaments and a site for varied public recreation including a playground area for children.

Please send all donations for the City of Edgewood Park to Edgewood City Hall at PO Box 377, Edgewood, TX 75117.


The Civic Center is a restored c. 1910 building built by J. W. Peavey. Funding for the extensive restoration in 2007, was provided through East Texas Council of Governments and the Edgewood Economic Developement Board. The building is owned and operated by the City of Edgewood which offers the site for private celebrations and Senior Citizens activities. It also holds monthly meetings for AARP Chapter 1313, the volunteers of Horsefeathers Therapy Riding, Senior Dance Night held on the first Friday of every month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with admission of $5.00 each, JABOW’S embroidery. For information for rental, please contact Petra Marley at 903)896-4448

Civic Center User Agreement

Civic Center Regulations


Heritage Park is an architectural museum of 21 authentically restored and furnished c. 1900 buildings representing the development of rural East Texas and is located on 16 lots in downtown Edgewood. The museum is a non-profit owned and operated by Edgewood Historical Society whose mission is to preserve the cultural and architectural heritage of the area. With an outstanding staff of volunteers, Heritage Park offers museum services to thousands seeking such a site to celebrate their rural heritage. You can take a small virtual tour of the buildings by visiting the Edgewood Heritage Festival Website by clicking here.

More than a dozen historical structures, along with such displays as animal-powered farm equipment and a syrup mill, preserve the history of the area. Included are cabins from the 1800’s, blacksmith shop, country store, barber shop, schoolhouse, and a museum of tools, clothing, and other pioneer items. Docents in period dress often demonstrate pioneer skills.

School Children from all over the county come visit Edgewood Tx Heritage Park and learn about the history from volunteer docents.

Open Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: Adults – $4.00 & $5.00, Students – $3.00
On F.M. 859 four blocks north of U.S. 80.
For more information, call 903 896-1940. Visit the website here.


Just north of town on Houston St. (FM 859), lies a small, forgotten cemetery for many years, until recently. The city of Edgewood and various groups have refurbished this cemetery after finding that there were many unmarked graves of unknown families of the past, and railroad workers. Records have been lost for this cemetery. The townspeople wanted to show the respect for these forgotten and have placed “unknown” markers on found grave sites. Local clubs such as Eagle Scouts, Boy Scout, and Girl Scout Troops have added their touches to beautify the cemetery.


The Edgewood City Lake serves as a reservoir for the City’s water supply which is supplied by Lake Tawakoni.

Surrounding Area Attractions


The State Park is 376.3 acre park 10 miles north of Edgewood with 5.2 miles of shoreline along the south central shor of the main body of the reservoir.  It was authorized through a 50 year lease agreement with the Sabine River Authority, which operates the 36,700-surface-acre lake and Iron Bridge Dam on the headwaters of the Sabine River.  For more information:  903-560-7123 or


This world-renowned flea market is 9 miles south of Edgewood and is heralded far and wide as a “must” for thousands of monthly visitors.  It covers over 150 acres and is constantly growing.  For more information: 903-567-6566 or


A superb 18 hole golf course offers a golfing experience for residents of Van Zandt County along with many from the Metroplex.  For more information: 903-567-4844 or