|Elevation||1,132 ft (345 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
The community was established in 1890 and named after Henry Haynes, a county commissioner and local farmer. During most of the twentieth century, Haynesville's population ranged between approximately 60 and 100 residents.
The Electra Independent School District serves the community of Haynesville.