Buckholts was founded in 1887 and got its name from John A. Buckholts, who donated land for the townsite. The demographic makeup of the town was prominently farmer immigrants from Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Austria, whose main occupation was farming cotton. Buckholts’s booming cotton industry lasted from the 1920s to the 1940s, and the success from this period can be evidenced by the 1930s architecture you can still find along the town’s main thoroughfare. The town currently has an approximate population of 515.
The Post Office Cafe is the perfect place to get a nice hot and tasty meal. The cozy cafe provides traditional burgers, burgers with a twist, french fries and other favorite sides, fried chicken, fried catfish, and a variety of delectable baskets that are sure to satisfy!
Explore Buckholts’s history by taking a drive over the Benjamin Bryant Station Historical Bridge, a 200-foot camelback truss bridge built in 1909 spanning Little River. This historically-significant site gives visitors a look back into early Texas history during the time of Sam Houston. Buckholts’s Historic Buildings on Main Street are a blast from the past and make for a scenic drive. You can also delve deep into the town’s history by visiting the Museum in Buckholts City Hall.
Arts & Entertainment
If you happen to be in Buckholts during the first week of June, come check out the Buckholts Cotton Festival! There is a cookoff, live music, yard game tournaments, a parade, vendors, prizes, and more!