|Elevation||1,132 ft (345 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
The community was established in 1890 and originally named punkin center but later renamed 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.