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Tatum Facts
  •                                   Tatum Has Much To Offer Its Citizens 

    • Dixie League Baseball- Offered in spring and summer with  basketball and football leagues for elementary through middle school age. Volleyball, soccer, and other Tatum sports teams practice in Tatum and compete some in Tatum while others are only minutes away in surrounding cities
    • Boy Scouts- Nationally recognized for their exchange of pine wood derby cars with service men for their race and have an active camping program
    •  Girl Scouts- Active club in Tatum
    • Tatum Heritage House - Provides meals and game activities for Senior Citizens as well as a place for private party booking for anyone in the community National and International activities

    • Lions Club - An active club that supports community, national and International activities

    • Kiwanis Club - Sponsors a local high school Key Club and Middle School Builders Club, through the schools  which gives students an opportunity for community service and scholarships

    • Garden Club - This club concentrates on beautification of Tatum with special emphasis on the Tatum Public Library grounds
    • TEDC - Building an incubator Professional Building with offices for start up businesses or a new business to boost the area now under construction. Building should be ready for occupancy by September 1, 2009.


    • Tatum Public Library - connected by computer for support from other area libraries and provides a summer reading programs for children

    • Tatum Volunteer Fire Department-- Active in training and maintaining a department ready for emergencies such as fires, rescues, searches or any activity that requires a quick response of manpower

    • Martin Lake State Park-  A great spot  just 4 miles away with many fishing tournaments,  fishing contests for children, and other activities to enjoy

    • Depot Museum-The Santa Fe Depot was moved to a central location and contains many historical facts about Tatum
    •  4 H Club -FFA Members show animals at Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, and many local shows as well as many other special projects

    • Day Care facilities-  Care is available for infant through after school age children

Employers and Labor Force

  • Luminant - Rusk and Panola County
  • Kim R. Smith Logging & Wood Transfer Company - Tatum - Timber
  • Tatum Independent School District - Education
  • AEP.SWEPCO  Electric service Perky Power plant 8 miles
  • OIL AND GAS- Goodrich Petroleum Office, other activity by Devon,BP, Anadarco, Bowles, EOG, H&T, Petro.Hunt, Sampson, Silver Oak, Valence, Verado
  • Energy Related -KRS Sand Fracking, WaterFlood, Platiumn Oil-locations, dirt work,
  • Businesses in Tatum:  
  •  Grocery Stores-B&B Foods
  •  Auto Sales
  •  Video Rental: Tatum Video Stop
  •  Gift Shop: Bee Happy Floral & Gifts
  •  Florist: Bee Happy Floral & Gifts
  •  Bookkeeping
  •  Pharmacy: B&B Pharmacy
  •  Eating Establishments:Dairy Queen, Subway, Bodacious Bar B Q, La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, Milano's Pizza, Pizza Pro, The Burger Barn
  •  Feed Store: Tatum Feed
  •  Auto Repair: Action Automotive, Legacy Automotive & More
  •  Hardware Store: Tatum Hardware
  •  Weekly Newspaper: Trammel Trace Tribune
  •  Insurance Agencies: A Friendly Insurance Agency, Anthony Insurance
  •  Book Store: Book Peddler
  •  Tire Repair: 3-M Tire
  •  Barber Shop: The Back Porch Barber Shop
  •  Beauty Shops: Daniel's Hair Designs, Head Over Heels Salon, Sassy T's Salon & Tanning, Susie's Hair Studio, 3-D Hair & Nails
  • Pet Grooming: Tiny Tails
  • Cleaner: Service Cleaners
  • Convenience Stores: B&B Pump & Save, Food Fast Corp, Hot Spot, Texas Express
  • Discount Stores: Family Dollar, Dollar General
  • Donut Shop: The Donut Palace
  • Post Office:
  • Banks: Citizens National Bank 903-947-2514 & Texas Bank 903-947-2231

                              For Your Information 
  • Counties/Parishes within commuting distance (35 mile radius): Shelby, Rusk, Panola, Gregg and Harrison Counties
  • Courthouse for 4 counties all with in 25 miles
  • Median Family Income for Tatum in 1990: $23,594 Per capita income for Tatum in 1990: $19,290
  • Source of wage information: Texas Workforce Commission