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WINNSBORO, TEXAS

Wood County, East Texas

Highway 11 and Highway 37
15 Miles NE of Quitman
25 Miles SE of Sulphur Springs
16 Miles S of Mt. Vernon
Population: 3,458 (2010) 3,584 (2000)

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Winnsboro Tx Central Christian Church
Central Christian Church in Winnsboro
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Englishman (and early settler) John E. Wynn became the town’s namesake in the 1850s. Originally spelled Wynnsborough, the name was changed to Winnsborough when a post office was applied for in 1855. It was renamed with the current spelling in 1893.

In 1876 a narrow gauge railroad connected the community to Jefferson which was then a prosperous port. The population was a respectable 700 residents in 1885.

The Texas Southern Railroad arrived in 1904 and ten years later the town had 2,300 people which declined to only 1,900 in the mid 1930s. Growth has been slow but steady since WWII, slowly growing to the present (2010) population of 3,458.
Winnsboro Tx Downtown
Winnsboro Tx Downtown
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007

Winnsboro Landmarks

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Winnsboro Tx Downtown building
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Winnsboro Tx Downtown brick building detail
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Winnsboro Tx Methodist Church
Methodist Church
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Winnsboro Tx Tinney Methodist Church
Tinney Methodist Church
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Winnsboro Tx Closed Wylie Memorial church
The closed Wylie Memorial
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Winnsboro Tx RH McCrary Hardware
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Winnsboro Tx School Gym
Winnsboro School Gym
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Winnsboro Tx  WPA Project1939 School Gym  cornerstone
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Winnsboro Tx School Gym 1939
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Winnsboro City Cemetery Tx
Winnsboro City Cemetery
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Winnsboro Tx cemetery tombstones
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Winnsboro Tx cemetery tombstone
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Winnsboro Tx 1907 Shoot-out marker
The 1907 Shoot-Out
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Winnsboro Tx rusted truck
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Winnsboro Tx caboose
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Winnsboro, Texas Area Towns:
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Quitman | Sulphur Springs | Mt. Vernon
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