Gresham Texas

Location of Gresham Texas

Welcome to Gresham Texas!

Gresham is located six miles south of Tyler on Old Jacksonville Highway (2493) at the intersection with Farm road 2813 and 168, north of Flint and Bullard.

Nearby is an exit from the new Toll Loop 49.

To the west of Gresham is located the Noonday community.

Gresham is located in Smith County, and is assigned Area Code 903.

Just to the west of Gresham on Highway 168 is the well-respected Hazel Owens Elementary School.

We are proud of their service and work during the Texas wildfire outbreak ... visit their site, and make a the Flint, Gresham, Bullard, and Noonday volunteer fire departments We are proud of their service and work during the Texas wildfire outbreak ... visit their site, and make a donation... Flint-Gresham Fire Department

This site is a comprehensive directory for Gresham travel, tourism, hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions, weather, maps, and recreation.

We hope to provide information for newcomers, visitors, and long-time residents.

Gresham: A Key in the Old Jacksonville Corridor

Gresham is experiencing growth as the Old Jacksonville Corridor expands from Tyler to the south, and additional businesses, banks, retail outlets, restaurants, nurseries and housing developments locate in the area.

Gresham is the home to an Edward Jones office, Rose Capital Realty, a Chevron Service Station, and Southside Bank.

Family First Pharmacy is highly recommended, offering very professional personal and friendly service! Our family regularly does business there at 16623 Old Jacksonville Highway in Gresham.

Meadow Lake Senior Living Community is located on 92 acres at 11245 Shoreline Drive in Gresham in the Greater Tyler Texas area, just off County Road 165 near the intersection with Old Jacksonville Highway.

Texas Toll 49 at Gresham, Texas Texas Toll 49 at Gresham, Texas (Staff Photo)

Other businesses include Evoynne Flowers and Gifts and the Gresham Veterinary Hospital.

The Old Jacksonville Highway corridor, to the north of Gresham, features exciting new businesses such as Swann's Furniture Gallery and FRESH by Brookshire's. The Ridge Retail Center at Oak Hills, located adjacent to Fresh, contains Bikram Yoga, Katie's, and others.

Developments such as The Crossing, Oak Hollow, Oak Hills, The Heights, and Cumberland Ridge continue to enhance the "New Jacksonville" area.

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Gresham Texas Hotels and Lodging


Centaur Arabian Farms Bed & Breakfast and event center is conveniently located at 10271 FM 2813 between U.S. Highway 69 and Gresham.

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 Grand Oaks Estate, off Old Jacksonville, near Gresham, TexasEntrance to Grand Oaks Estate, off Old Jacksonville, near Gresham, Texas (staff photo)

Real Estate Subdivisions in Gresham Texas

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

  • Blue Ridge
  • Oak Hollow
  • Southhaven
  • Holly Heights
  • Tall Timbers
  • The Crossing
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Restaurants and Dining in Gresham Texas

Several restaurants are located in Gresham including Gus's Mexican Restaurant, The Stand Hot Dogs & Sausages, and Bruno's Pizza.

Also available are Dairy Queen, What-A-Burger, Subway and Kickerz Coffee.

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Gresham Texas Tourism and Attractions

Hazel Owens Elementary School, just west of Gresham, TexasHazel Owens Elementary School, just west of Gresham (Staff Photo)

Nearby Tyler has a wide range of attractions to visit year-round for residents and tourists traveling to Tyler, as well as those attending business meetings and conventions.

The new planetarium at Tyler Junior College has become a "don't miss" Tyler attraction.

Tyler, the Rose Capital of America, is home to the Tyler Rose Garden, the nation's largest municipal rose garden, listed in Livability's top 10 most inspiring gardens in the USA. Tyler is also the site of the annual Texas Rose Festival.

Caldwell Zoo began in 1938 as a backyard menagerie of squirrels and parrots for schoolchildren.

To the south of Gresham, in Bullard, is the new American Freedom Museum is located just a few blocks from downtown Bullard on the Brook Hill School campus.

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.

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.

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Abandoned Cotton Belt Route still visible in Gresham TexasAbandoned Cotton Belt Route still visible in Gresham

Gresham Texas History

Gresham was established in 1877 as a shipping point on the railroad. A cotton gin was in operation by 1900. On July 1, 1899, operations of the rail line through Gresham was assumed by the St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company of Texas, commonly known as the Cotton Belt Route.

The rail line is now abandoned, but its route through Gresham and Flint is still visible.

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Old Jacksonville Highway Widening Project

Plans are in place by TxDOT for the five-laning of two miles of Old Jacksonville Highway (FM 2493) from Gresham to FM 346 in Flint. Construction will begin in the Summer of 2018. The project entails the widening of the road from two to four lanes, with a center turn lane, at a cost of $14 million. Completion is planned for 2020.