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About the City of Fruitvale

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Fruitvale Fire Dept. 
Annual Stew  and Carnival held each October.

Image by Zachary Spears

Fruitvale Food Mart
12483 Us Highway 80
Fruitvale, Texas 75127

Fruitvale is a small city in Van Zandt County, Texas.

The population was 408 at the 2010 census, and 428 as of 2019. The town draws its name from its location. Missouri Pacific Railroad in the center of the historic fruit-growing district of the Sabine River valley in northeastern Van Zandt County. Its name was originally Bolen Switch, but it was changed around 1901 after a petition of local fruit growers, and a post office was established in 1903.


In April 2017, an EF-3 tornado struck the town causing much damage and several injuries.  With the help and fundraising efforts by our sister city, Flower Mound, and other available assistance, those who had completely lost their homes, were able to rebuild.  We will be forever grateful.  We remain Fruitvale Strong!

The town is rural and has many commuters to the Dallas-Ft. Worth and Tyler areas. The town has the oldest festival in Van Zandt County still occurring today. Hosted by the Fruitvale Volunteer Fire Department, the annual stew and carnival has occurred each October since the 1940s. There are no fast-food chains or major grocery stores in the town.

Fruitvale Food Mart is the only grocery store in the town, which also serves as a gas station to travelers and local residents. They serve amazing hamburgers on their 

indoor grill!

 Fruitvale Independent School District serves the town from head start to 12th grade.

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