Hideaway, TX (Smith County)

By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: February 17, 2005

Hideaway is a gated residential community located north of Interstate 20 about thirteen miles northwest of Tyler in northwestern Smith County. Historically this land had been part of a large plantation settled on by future Texas governor Richard B. Hubbard Jr. and his parents in the 1850s. More than a century later, in the late 1960s, developer James Fair began the community, built around three small man-made lakes. The development, often referred to as Hide-A-Way Lake, was first incorporated in 1969 by Hideaway Homeowners, Inc., and Hideaway Lake Club, Inc. It covered an area of over 1,300 acres with more than 1,900 authorized lots. Amenities included a golf course and clubhouse, a lodge, and other recreational features. Hideaway Community Church, a nondenominational church, served residents of different faiths. In 2000 the two incorporated entities of Hideaway Homeowners, Inc., and Hideaway Lake Club, Inc., merged, and the city incorporated under the organization of Hideaway Lake Club, Inc. Hideaway has a mayor-council form of government as well as a twelve-member board of directors. Private security and a volunteer fire department also serve the community. In 2000 Hideaway had a population of 3,800.

Hideaway, Texas, website (http://www.lindale-tx.net/hawlinfo.htm), accessed October 7, 2004.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Laurie E. Jasinski, “Hideaway, TX (Smith County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/hideaway-tx-smith-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 17, 2005

Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Smith County
Associated Names

Hide-A-Way Lake

  • Latitude: 32.48895990°
  • Longitude: -95.45784800°
Population Counts
People Year
2,619 2000
3,083 2010
3,172 2019