Colmesneil is a city in Tyler County, Texas, United States. It is located 9 miles north of Woodville on U.S. Highway 69. The population was 596 at the 2010 census.
Location of Colmesneil, Texas
The town’s name came from one of the first conductors, W. T. Colmesneil, on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad which ran through the county.The Trinity and Sabine Railroad would extend a 66-mile line from Colmesneil to Trinity, establishing the town as the shipping focal point for the county from 1881. Timber and cattle were the foremost commodities to sell due to the steep slope of the terrain. From the 1880s, the Yellow Pine Lumber Company would operate a mill there, and for a while, Colmesneil’s population would be greater than Beaumont.