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Winnsboro in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Winnsboro

 
 
Winnsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Winnsboro Marker
Inscription.  Settled in 1854, as "Crossroads," Wood County's first business located here. Crossroads' name changed to Winnsborough in 1855, when post office est. In 1878, railroad built through town. Became an important shipping point for timber & farming products. Incorporated in 1901. Cotton supported the economy from 1880's - 1950's. In 1942, oil discovery revived the economic system. Winnsboro serves the Tri-County area as an agriculture, oil, tourist & medical center.
 
Erected by Winnsboro Preservation League.
 
Location. 32° 57.194′ N, 95° 17.496′ W. Marker is in Winnsboro, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Newsome Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Located at Winnsboro City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 South Main Street, Winnsboro TX 75494, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carlock Home, 1903 (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlock - Wilkinson Home (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro
Winnsboro Marker at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Winnsboro Marker at City Hall
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bonnie and Clyde (approx. mile away); Winnsboro Depot (approx. mile away); Boom Town (approx. mile away); First Baptist Church of Winnsboro (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Methodist Church of Winnsboro (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnsboro.
 
Also see . . .  History of Winnsboro from the Texas State Historical Association. (Submitted on September 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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