NAME: Jimtown
COUNTY: Smith County
CLIMATE: Hot Summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring and Fall
COMMENTS: Jimtown is located between Tyler and Overton on Smith County Road 244.
REMAINS: Cemetery only
Jimtown is also known as Jamestown and Berrien was founded in 1854, as a community along the Dallas-Sheveport Road. The community was granted a post office in November of 1856 and was in operation until 1903. Jimtown had a Male Academy, Smith County School District #28 that consolated with the Chapel Hill School. There were two churches, a Masonic Lodge and cemetery. There were two general stores, three blacksmiths, two wagon makers, and a cabinet marker in the community. When the International-Great Northern Railroad built through Overton six miles east of Jimtown the community faded away in a couple years. All that remains of the community today is the cemetery in a patch of woods north of County Road 244. Submitted by: Glenn Howard