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WIZARD WELLS, TEXAS

Jack County, Central Texas North

FM 1156
13 Miles E of Jacksboro the county seat
Population: 70 estimated (2000)

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Wizard Wells Tx - Road Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
History in a Mineral Water Bottle

Originally the town was named Old Vineyard for local resident G. W. Vineyard.

In the 1880s Vineyard discovered that sore on his legs were cured by spring waters. The healing powers of the waters attracted a lot of attention and so the place was dubbed "Wizard Wells." The town never prospered to the extent of other mineral springs, probably because it was lacking a railroad link. The population was close to 200 from the 1920s until the 1940s. Postwar mobility drained off its share of the townsfolk and now its down to the reported estimate of 70.
Wizard Wells Tx - Baptist Church
Wizard Wells Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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Wizard Wells Tx - Closed shop
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Wizard Wells Tx - Angel
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Melungeon family
THE OSBURN SAGA

Melungeons
in Wizard Wells, Texas



by Caroll Osburn Zerkle

Vineyard TX Jack County 1910 Postmark
Vineyard TX Jack County 1910 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with Vineyard (before name changed to Wizard Wells) 1910 Postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Jack county TX 1907 postal map
Jack County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Vineyard & Sebree
Modification of Texas General Land Office 1920s map

Wizard Wells, Texas Forum

Subject: Wizard Wells
My great great aunt was an early settler in Wizard Wells. She and her husband married early in the 1860's and homesteaded there. Her mother, Leticia Myers is buried in Wizard Wells Cemetery, but I cannot find any trace of my aunt, Harriett Myers Brant nor her husband, Archibald G. Brant. If you have any information on them, I would appreciate hearing from you at PHWMW@Aol.com. - P Womack, El Paso, Texas, October 13, 2005

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Wizard Wells, Texas Nearby Towns:
Jacksboro the county seat
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