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WAKE VILLAGE, TEXAS

Bowie County, East Texas

3325'33"N 946'42"W (33.425701, -94.111716)

U.S. 67, U.S. 82
Intersection of FM 989 and Old Redwater Road
Just W of Texarkana
Just S of Nash
ZIP code 75501
Area code 903
Population: 5,327 Est. (2019)
5,492 (2010) 5,129 (2000) 4,757 (1990)

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Wake Village TX - Baptist Church
Village Community Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

Wake Village has no 19th Century history. It was built for the war effort in 1944/45 to provide housing for the plant workers at the Red River Army Depot and the Lone Star Ammunition Plant.

The name came from Wake Island in the Pacific theater of the war. The population was over 1,000 in the early 1950s and has only increased. In the early 1990s it had reached 4,400 and the 2000 census reported over 5,000.

Residents commute to Texarkana or still work at the Army installations.

Wake Village TX Water Works
Wake Village Water Works
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010

Wake VillageT X City Limit
Entering Wake Village
Leaving Texarkana

Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010

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East Texas

Wake Village, Texas Nearby Towns:
Boston the county seat
Texarkana
New Boston
Old Boston
Atlanta
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