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    WIZARD WELLS, TEXAS

    Jack County, North Central Texas
    FM 1156
    13 Miles E of Jacksboro

    Population: 70 estimated (2000)

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    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 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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