Tatum was established in 1885 when
the Santa Fe Railroad built through the town. The town
site was donated by the Tatum family settlers in the
area. Tatum was on earlier Trammel's Trace, a prominent
foot and horseback trail from Conway, AR, to Nacogdoches. Today, current trade center for lumber,
farm, and dairy enterprises. Excellent fishing in nearby
lakes and streams; also woodlands hunting.
Martin Creek Lake State Park-
On Martin Creek Lake with
camping, rest rooms, showers and boat-launching ramp.
Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, water
skiing, and nature trails in scenic woodlands. Texas 43
southwest, F.M. 1716. Admission.