Jamestown is at the intersection of Farm roads 1253 and 1805, four miles north of Garden Valley in extreme northwestern Smith County. It was originally part of the W. R. McAdams survey and is bordered on the east by Village Creek. In 1936 the community had a factory, two other businesses, a church, a cemetery, around thirty dwellings, and the Village Creek School, an elementary which served three teachers and sixty White students. The thirty Black children in the neighborhood did not attend. In 1948 Jamestown's inhabitants numbered seventy-five. By 1952 its school system had been absorbed into the Van Independent School District in Van Zandt County. A late 1950s map showed a cemetery, a clay pit, and fifteen homes at Jamestown, and to the east the Bowman Cemetery. Jamestown had a church, a cemetery, a business, and fifteen dwellings in 1973. In 1990 the community reported a population of seventy-five. The population remained the same in 2000.

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75 2009 Local Officials