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Welcome to Yantis ...

The town of Yantis is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Yantis is located in Wood County<1>.

The location of Yantis has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Yantis, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1885.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Yantis has a population of 419 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Yantis is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Yantis lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Yantis: (903) & (430)<5>

The ZIP code for Yantis: 75497<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Yantis had an population of 419 people. This is an increase of 7.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Yantis had a population of 388 people. This makes Yantis the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 388 people, the population of Yantis increased 20.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 321 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Yantis.

Communities near Yantis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Yantis.

  • Sulphur Springs
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Mineola
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Winnsboro
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
    • Winnsboro is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,330 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro <7>
  • Grand Saline
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Quitman
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Emory
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Point
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Como
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Como have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
    • Como is located in Hopkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 723 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Como <7>
  • Alba
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Gunter
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunter
    • Gunter is located in Wood County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Yantis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Yantis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Yantis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Yantis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Yantis. See our Newspapers Page for Yantis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yantis ...

Looking for more information about Yantis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Yantis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Yantis.

Adding Yantis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Yantis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Yantis was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Yantis in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Yantis post office opened in 1885.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Yantis.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Yantis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Wood, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Yantis.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yantis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Yantis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Yantis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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