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WAMBA, TEXAS

Bowie County, East Texas

33 30' 21" N, 94 7' 44" W (33.505833, -94.128889)

Texas' Northeasternmost Town
FM 559, 3 miles N of Interstate 30
8 miles NW of Texarkana
E of Boston the county seat
& New Boston
Population: 70 (2000)


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Wamba TX road sign
Wamba road sign
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
History in a Pecan Shell

No one is sure of the source of Wamba's name. The area was settled in the 1850s and a post office was briefly open from 1897 to 1916. There were 50 Wambians living there in 1910 - not too far from the current figure. The figure given for 1940 was forty and in 1982 the figure was recorded at 70 - a number the town evidently fells comfortable with, since it hasn't changed since.

Wamba was the site for one of Clyde Burns' water towers.
Wamba, Texas water tower

Water tower under construction

Photo courtesy Clyde Burns
Wamba TX business
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Wamba TX - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Wamba TX - Cedar Lake Baptist Church
Cedar Lake Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Wamba TX country road
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Wamba TX country road
Wamba country scenes
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Wamba, Texas water tower under construction
Top view of the water tower in Wamba

Photo courtesy Clyde Burns
Bowie County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 postal map showing Wamba in NE Bowie County
near the Red River
From Texas state map #2090

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Wamba, Texas Nearby Towns:
Boston the county seat
New Boston
Texarkana
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