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

Boom Town

 
 
Boom Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Boom Town Marker
Inscription.  Oil discovered in 1943. Town changed overnight. Hundreds arrived from oil patches throughout the U.S. Oil supported the local economy for over 40 years, & assured Winnsboro's future. Winnsboro is not wild today, but once was a "Texas Oil Boom Town". Dedicated to those who had a role in the oil development
 
Erected by Winnsboro Preservation League.
 
Location. 32° 57.407′ N, 95° 17.361′ W. Marker is in Winnsboro, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is on East Broadway Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Broadway 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. Bonnie and Clyde (within shouting distance of this marker); Winnsboro Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Winnsboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church of Winnsboro (approx. mile away); Carlock - Wilkinson Home
Boom Town Marker at the old Winnsboro Train Depot and caboose. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Boom Town Marker at the old Winnsboro Train Depot and caboose.
(approx. mile away); Carlock Home, 1903 (approx. mile away); Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Winnsboro (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnsboro.
 
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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 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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