Jewett Real Estate
The town of Jewett, Texas is 60 miles north of Bryan/College Station, and 115 miles south of the Dallas metroplex. Jewett began like many Texas communities in this area, as a railroad depot. At one point, in the early 1900s, Jewett had three train lines running through it. These rapid transit operations carried crops north to the Dallas markets, and south to the Houston distribution channels.
Jewett is near the Navasota River and Lake Limestone, in Leon County. Lake Limestone is a favored spot for anglers in pursuit of their favorite catch, including Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and multiple species of catfish. Spring is the best time of year to hook a trophy, but Bass take the bait year-round on Lake Limestone.
Living in Jewett, Texas
Watermelons and peas were the cash crops of prominence in the 1950s. The local farmers and business owners of that time formed a booster club to foster money-making enterprise in Jewett.
The Booster Club likewise added an element of civic purpose the group. One of their first items of business was adding additional crops to the farmer's market, one of the longest-running markets in the area.
The tradition of community involvement, established by the Booster Club, lives on today. The Jewett Economic Development Corporation sponsors Christmas In the Park, a holiday lights display, plus bonfire. The group also helps make possible the Art Trail event every year.
Nucor Steel opened its doors in Jewett in 1975 and is still going strong today. The Jewett facility manufactures carbon steel products ranging from plates to concrete-reinforcing steel rebar.
Famous Folks From Jewett include:
Jack Adkisson, aka Fritz Von Erich in wrestling circles, whose family suffered many personal tragedies
Alger "Texas" Alexander, a blues artist who hit it big in the 1920s with “Range In My Kitchen Blues." Later in his career, Alexander wrote "Rising Sun Blues," the foundation for the 1960s rock band The Animals' song "House of The Rising Sun."
Jewett's Art Trail
Thanks to their efforts, Jewett received the Sculpture Capital of Texas honor. The Rhino statue in Jewett is a creation of Julio Sanchez Alba, an El Paso resident who sells his massive sculptures all over the globe.
Artist Terry Jones, famous for his 3D artwork using antique industrial or household items, keeps the creative spirit alive in Jewett throughout the year through his gallery and displays all around town.
Events in Jewett
Jewett's Civic Center is the heart of the community. Every month the facility is home to some category of local event. Residents and visitors alike enjoy live music during festivals like the Fall Frolic. It also hosts holiday extravaganzas including Last Stop Holiday Shop and the Trash To Treasure Sale, and Quilt Show, attracting visitors from all over the region.
The Jewett Fall Frolic Photography Contest, part of the fall celebration is a celebration of digital artists of all ages. The Jewett Chamber of Commerce sponsors the contest, usually with an accompanying theme, and chooses the winners in a variety of categories.
Main Street is the commercial center of town, where the Art Trail takes place and is home to Eagle Scout Park, the termination point for the Art Trail.
Real Estate In Jewett
While looking through listings for real estate in Jewett, you'll notice benefits like living near a creek or pond in a rural setting. Residents and vacation homeowners enjoy small-town treats like flea market shopping, or ranch living on a peaceful retreat.
Lake Limestone property is also part of the Jewett portfolio, just in case you're looking for waterfront property.
Leon High School is in Jewett and is part of the Leon Independent School District. Schools in the LISD average 11 students per teacher, allowing budding scholars the opportunity for individualized attention from instructors. The high school academic curriculum includes a Speech and Debate team, and theater production for students.
Athletics at Leon High school consists of a 3A Volleyball team, track and field, football, basketball for boys and girls, baseball and softball. Band, cheerleading, FFA.
Jewett real estate is a prime example of lake living, either part-time or year-round. Lake Limestone is a short, 20-minute drive from Jewett, and is more than just a fishing hole. Swimming, skiing, and recreational boating of all kinds draws hundreds of visitors during the summer months.
Our team at College Station Homes welcomes the chance to show you around Jewett. Please reach out to us today to schedule your tour.