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Wise County, Texas - Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities

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1.     Scroll or use your browser "find" function to search this Index for a particular feature name or location.

2.     Copy the Latitude and Longitude of your selected feature on a piece of paper for later reference. ( 311613N is 31° 16’ 13”  and 0953747W is 95° 37’ 47” – drop the leading 0  )

3.     Click on the name of the feature to view a map of the county. (Features submitted by other than USGS will appear immediately and no more action on you part to locate your feature.)

4.     Note that as you move the cursor across the map that the latitude and longitude of the cursor is given in boxes on the left side of the page.

5.     Move the cursor to display the latitude and longitude you recorded in step 2, and then left click. This click will center your selected feature in the center of the map. This is the location of your selected feature. If the copied lat & long is given in decimal degrees (31.78923) select DD.DD in the coordinates box directly under the Lat & long boxes.

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  1. Locations of creeks & streams are given at the mouth of the creek or stream, i.e. where it joins a larger stream.

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Feature Name

St

County Name

Type

Latitude
Longitude

Description

Submitters Name
E-mail address

Allison

TX

Wise

pop place

331559N
0972535W

 

USGS

Allison

TX

Wise

pop place

331601N
0972537W

 

USGS

Alvord

TX

Wise

pop place

332130N
0974140W

 

USGS

Alvord Oil Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

332134N
0974654W

 

USGS

Alvord Southeast Bryson Oil Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

331805N
0973814W

 

USGS

Annas Chapel Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330037N
0974146W

 

USGS

Annaville

TX

Wise

pop place

330701N
0973418W

 

USGS

Annaville Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330734N
0973353W

 

USGS

Annaville Church

TX

Wise

church

330715N
0973504W

 

USGS

Arkanas Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330512N
0973631W

 

USGS

Auduon

TX

Wise

vanished community

332322N
0973650W

Text from Historical Marker dedicated August 9, 1970 Site on former Main Street of Town of Audubon. A vanished town which was important in the area in the 19th century. It was settled by southerners and named for naturalist John J. Audubon (1785-1851). The marker is on land belonging to the Bethel Baptist Church. The church is the only thing in the area now other than farms.

Dianna J. Baklik
DiannaJoy@aol.com

Audubon Church

TX

Wise

church

332322N
0973650W

 

USGS

Aurora

TX

Wise

pop place

330338N
0973011W

Once largest town in county and site of spaceship hoax, 1897.

USGS &
Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

Aurora Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330310N
0973002W

 

USGS

Ball Knob Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

332233N
0973818W

 

USGS

Ball Knob Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

332233N
0973818W

 

USGS

Ball Knob Hill

TX

Wise

summit

332242N
0973826W

 

USGS

Ball Knob Hill

TX

Wise

summit

332242N
0973826W

 

USGS

Balsora

TX

Wise

pop place

330658N
0975106W

 

USGS

Barton Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330358N
0975208W

 

USGS

Bell Church

TX

Wise

church

331440N
0973557W

 

USGS

Bert Pipes Lake

TX

Wise

lake

331417N
0973914W

Lake on Bert Pipes Farm on Hwy 380 3 miles West of Decatur.Photo

Wayne Moyers,
wm@txnarfe.org

Bethel Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330444N
0974728W

 

USGS

Bethel Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331450N
0973718W

 

USGS

Big Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331721N
0975205W

 

USGS

Big Sandy Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331209N
0974040W

 

USGS

Bishop Airport

TX

Wise

airport

331559N
0972706W

 

USGS

Black Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331647N
0972515W

 

USGS

Black Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331648N
0972514W

 

USGS

Blue Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330343N
0973159W

 

USGS

Bluett

TX

Wise

pop place

330927N
0972617W

 

USGS

Boons Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330903N
0975303W

 

USGS

Boonsville

TX

Wise

pop place

330406N
0975147W

 

USGS

Boonsville Gas Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

330248N
0974904W

 

USGS

Boonsville Oil Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

331602N
0973848W

 

USGS

Bowlin Mound

TX

Wise

summit

330928N
0974852W

 

USGS

Boyd

TX

Wise

pop place

330443N
0973354W

 

USGS

Boyd Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330403N
0973428W

 

USGS

Briar

TX

Wise

pop place

325942N
0973233W

 

USGS

Briar Branch

TX

Wise

stream

331715N
0974205W

 

USGS

Briar Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330917N
0973908W

 

USGS

Briar Branch Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

332039N
0974002W

 

USGS

Bridgeport

TX

Wise

pop place

331236N
0974516W

Had the county's only toll bridge which spanned the Trinity River just west of "Old Town". Had coal mines about 1900.

USGS &
wm@txnarfe.org

Bridgeport Airport

TX

Wise

airport

331023N
0974942W

 

USGS

Bridgeport Gas Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

331233N
0974202W

 

USGS

Bridgeport Municipal Airport

TX

Wise

airport

331028N
0974942W

 

USGS

Brushy Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332105N
0974335W

 

USGS

Brushy Mound

TX

Wise

summit

330923N
0974744W

 

USGS

Bryan

TX

Wise

pop place

330555N
0972505W

 

USGS

Carlisle Mound

TX

Wise

summit

330849N
0974929W

 

USGS

Catlett Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331420N
0972621W

 

USGS

Caughlin Oil Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

331744N
0974210W

 

USGS

Center Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331124N
0973607W

 

USGS

Chicken Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332035N
0974329W

 

USGS

Chico

TX

Wise

pop place

331745N
0974755W

 

USGS

Chisholm Trail

TX

Wise

cattle trail

331403N
973508W

Chisholm Trail historical marker, southeast corner of square, Decatur.

Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

Coal Bed Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330936N
0975148W

 

USGS

Corinth Church

TX

Wise

church

331102N
0972646W

 

USGS

Cottondale

TX

Wise

pop place

330357N
0974216W

 

USGS

Cottondale East Gas Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

330452N
0973708W

 

USGS

Cottondale Gas Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

330415N
0974056W

 

USGS

Cottonwood Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

332243N
0973320W

 

USGS

Cottonwood Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332339N
0973207W

 

USGS

Cottonwood Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330443N
0974017W

 

USGS

Cottonwood Lake

TX

Wise

reservoir

332409N
0973417W

 

USGS

Couch Branch

TX

Wise

stream

332438N
0974326W

 

USGS

Couch Branch

TX

Wise

stream

332439N
0974327W

 

USGS

Cowpatch Airport

TX

Wise

airport

331742N
0972643W

 

USGS

Cowskin Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332722N
0975007W

 

USGS

Crafton

TX

Wise

pop place

332209N
0975420W

 

USGS

Crafton Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

332233N
0975426W

 

USGS

Crappie Cove

TX

Wise

bay

331333N
0975218W

 

USGS

Cross Timbers National Grassland Field Headquarters

TX

Wise

building

332326N
0973820W

 

USGS

Cross Timbers National Grassland Field Headquarters

TX

Wise

locale

332326N
0973820W

 

USGS

Cuba Church

TX

Wise

church

331231N
0974220W

 

USGS

Cumber Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

332211N
0974822W

 

USGS

Daly Gas Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

330046N
0974323W

 

USGS

Decatur

TX

Wise

pop place

331403N
0973509W

1895 After election to determine the county seat, Col. Absolam Bishop, was so pleased with the plan of the city of McKinney, Texas, that he copied it for Decatur. He began selling lots on the square for $100 each. Town was named Taylorsville, but when Bishop became disillusioned with President Taylor he petitioned to change it to Decatur, for Stephen Decatur, the naval hero. (condensed from a history by R. Gregg).

USGS &
Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

Decatur Church of Christ

TX

Wise

vanished church

331409N
0973509W

Old Decatur Church of Christ was built in about 1946-1947 on North Trinity and East Mill Streets (1 block North of square) and congregation moved from Lane Street. Elder J.P. Moyers supervised the construction with most work done by congregation members. Elders included Moyers, Walker, Freeman and Morris. Building is now used by Decatur Tax Office. 1948 Photo

Wayne Moyers,
wm@txnarfe.org

Decatur Church of Christ

TX

Wise

vanished church

331400N
0973521W

Old Decatur Church of Christ until about 1946-1947 on South Lane Street. Congregation moved to North Trinity Street.

Wayne Moyers,
wm@txnarfe.org

Decatur College

TX

Wise

school

331323N
0973510W

Decatur Baptist College Administration Building was built in 1891. This was the oldest Junior College in the World when it moved to Dallas in 1965. Now it is the Wise County Heritage Museum. Photo

Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

Decatur Elementary School

TX

Wise

vanished school

331350N
0973458W

Old Decatur Elementary School, no longer exists. Photo

Wayne Moyers, Wise Native
wm@txnarfe.org

Decatur High School

TX

Wise

vanished school

331356N
0973458W

Old Decatur High School, building is now used for administration offices. Photo

Wayne Moyers,
wm@txnarfe.org

Decatur Hospital

TX

Wise

vanished hospital

331413N
0973511W

Old Decatur Hospital on North Trinity Street - only foundation remains.

Wayne Moyers,
wm@txnarfe.org

Decatur Municipal Airport

TX

Wise

airport

331525N
0973453W

 

USGS

Deep Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330502N
0973214W

 

USGS

Deep Creek Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330658N
0973112W

South of Deep Creek Bridge. One of the first cemeteries in Wise County. Among the early settlers buried here are the names Woody, Mann, Ward, Bowman, Prunty, Read and Workman. The most famous is Sallie Bowman, killed by Indians March 7, 1868. (Condensed from a history by R. Gregg)

USGS &
Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

Derrett Creek

TX

Wise

stream

325946N
0972949W

 

USGS

Devils Den Hollow

TX

Wise

valley

331331N
0975505W

 

USGS

Doc Gan Hollow

TX

Wise

valley

331837N
0975043W

 

USGS

Draco

TX

Wise

pop place

330617N
0974439W

 

USGS

Dry Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331137N
0974247W

 

USGS

Dry Fork

TX

Wise

stream

330209N
0973242W

 

USGS

Dry Hollow

TX

Wise

valley

332119N
0974337W

 

USGS

East Bridgeport Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

3320762
-9774334

Photograph

Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

East Mound

TX

Wise

summit

330932N
0974630W

 

USGS

East Mound Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330924N
0974643W

 

USGS

Elm Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331826N
0975321W

 

USGS

Fairview

TX

Wise

pop place

330109N
0973244W

 

USGS

Fairview Airport

TX

Wise

airport

330542N
0972537W

 

USGS

Fairview Church

TX

Wise

church

330556N
0972640W

 

USGS

First Christian Church

TX

Wise

historic building

330900N
0974113W

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Paradise, Texas. Historical (neo gothic architecture) church.

Raymond W. Polone
syzygy_mcse_consultant@juno.com

Flat Rock Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331930N
0973637W

 

USGS

Flying S Ranch Airport

TX

Wise

airport

330754N
0974607W

 

USGS

Friendship Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330004N
0974917W

 

USGS

Friendship Church

TX

Wise

church

330330N
0973801W

 

USGS

Garrett Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330632N
0973639W

 

USGS

Garvin Church

TX

Wise

church

330435N
0973809W

 

USGS

Gillie Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330427N
0974820W

 

USGS

Gonzollas Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330304N
0974341W

 

USGS

Grandview Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330123N
0975210W

 

USGS

Grapevine Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332406N
0974312W

 

USGS

Grapevine Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332422N
0974228W

 

USGS

Greenwood

TX

Wise

pop place

332251N
0972827W

Pioneer settlers came to this area as early as the 1850's. Local tradition states that the Greenwood and Hart families were among the first settlers in the area, and that the community was named for the Greenwood family and the creek was named for the Hart family. As the town of Greenwood began to grow, businesses, churches, a cemetery, school, and Masonic Lodge were established. A post office was opened in 1877, and a town well was dug by John Karr Berry in the early 1890's. At its peak, the town boasted two saloons, four grocery stores, two drug stores, a hotel, bank, hardware store, barber shop, blacksmith shop, cotton gin, and the Greenwood Gazette Newspaper. The Greenwood male and female college, although in operation for less than twenty years, provided quality education for young people of the community. This small settlement has served as a supply center for surrounding farming communities for over one hundred years. It has also been a center of social and religious activities. Three churches serve the Greenwood area: Greenwood Baptist Church, founded as Hart's Creek Missionary Baptist Church about 1872; Greenwood Methodist Church, founded about 1880; and Greenwood Church of Christ, founded in 1896. (1988) From Historical Marker. Photo of the well mentioned above. Former Wise County Sheriff Eldon Moyers remembers pumping himself a drink from this well many times when he was a boy (1920s-1930s).

USGS &
Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

Greenwood Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

332201N
0972752W

 

USGS

Hackberry Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330810N
0972451W

 

USGS

Hackberry Slough

TX

Wise

bay

330958N
0975106W

 

USGS

Harts Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332027N
0972828W

 

USGS

Harts Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331940N
0972742W

 

USGS

Hawkins Ranch Strip

TX

Wise

airport

330610N
0972751W

 

USGS

Heritage Creek Airstrip

TX

Wise

airport

331007N
0972903W

 

USGS

Herman

TX

Wise

pop place

331002N
0973156W

 

USGS

Hog Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330212N
0973316W

 

USGS

Hopewell Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331924N
0973745W

 

USGS

Hopewell Church

TX

Wise

church

332033N
0973746W

 

USGS

Horse Island

TX

Wise

island

331156N
0975133W

 

USGS

Hyde Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330910N
0975402W

 

USGS

JW Airport

TX

Wise

airport

330540N
0972346W

 

USGS

Jackson/Bill/ Airport

TX

Wise

airport

330845N
0974245W

 

USGS

Jim Ned Hill

TX

Wise

summit

331131N
0975505W

 

USGS

Jim Sears Airport

TX

Wise

airport

330837N
0974816W

 

USGS

Jonestown Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331759N
0973929W

 

USGS

KBTT-FM (Bridgeport)

TX

Wise

tower

330758N
0974048W

 

USGS

KMPX-TV (Decatur)

TX

Wise

tower

332330N
0973349W

 

USGS

KWCS-FM (Bridgeport)

TX

Wise

tower

331328N
0974751W

 

USGS

KWDC-FM (Denton)

TX

Wise

tower

332322N
0973353W

 

USGS

Keeter

TX

Wise

pop place

330204N
0973646W

 

USGS

Keeter Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330221N
0973638W

 

USGS

Lake Bridgeport

TX

Wise

reservoir

331317N
0974951W

 

USGS

Lake Bridgeport

TX

Wise

pop place

331225N
0974942W

 

USGS

Lake Bridgeport Youth Camp

TX

Wise

locale

331426N
0975010W

 

USGS

Lazy 9 Ranch Airport

TX

Wise

airport

331757N
0973138W

 

USGS

Lazy G Bar Ranch Airport

TX

Wise

airport

331655N
0972949W

 

USGS

Little Walnut Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330704N
0973421W

 

USGS

Lola Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330535N
0973522W

 

USGS

Lone Star Church

TX

Wise

church

331658N
0974238W

 

USGS

Long Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330936N
0972828W

 

USGS

Lucky Ridge

TX

Wise

pop place

330210N
0974005W

 

USGS

Lyndon B Johnson National Grassland

TX

Wise

park

332500N
0973730W

 

USGS

Marine Base Slough

TX

Wise

bay

331445N
0975013W

 

USGS

Martin Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330913N
0973914W

 

USGS

McDaniel Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331222N
0975253W

 

USGS

McCollum's Dude Ranch

TX

Wise

ranch

331440N
0973424W

Dude Ranch with Saturday Night Rodeos, late 1940s & early 1950s.

Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

McEntire Airport

TX

Wise

airport

330840N
0973606W

 

USGS

Meacham Slough

TX

Wise

bay

331421N
0975011W

 

USGS

Mexican Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331313N
0974702W

 

USGS

Miles Jackson Oil Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

331857N
0974609W

 

USGS

Miller Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332308N
0972818W

 

USGS

Mount Zion Church

TX

Wise

church

331759N
0973932W

 

USGS

Mudhole Branch

TX

Wise

stream

331916N
0974249W

 

USGS

New Salem Church

TX

Wise

church

331044N
0973709W

 

USGS

Newark

TX

Wise

pop place

330004N
0972903W

 

USGS

Newark Beach

TX

Wise

pop place

325940N
0973033W

 

USGS

North Fork Rush Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330818N
0974504W

 

USGS

North Fork Willow Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330301N
0975218W

 

USGS

North Pecan Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331802N
0972605W

 

USGS

North Pecan Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331800N
0972607W

 

USGS

Oak Grove Church

TX

Wise

church

331627N
0973318W

 

USGS

Oaklawn Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331533N
0973425W

 

USGS

Oates Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330126N
0973102W

 

USGS

Old Stone Prison

TX

Wise

prison

331400N
0973510W

105 E. Pecan St. One of the first stone houses built in Decatur, about 1859. The basement served as the jail, with the Sheriff or a deputy living in the three room house. Photo

Wayne Moyers,
wm@txnarfe.org

Oldtown Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331150N
0974650W

 

USGS

Olive Branch Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331957N
0975118W

 

USGS

Opal Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330022N
0973911W

 

USGS

Oxford Water Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330136N
0975244W

 

USGS

Panther Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332543N
0973440W

 

USGS

Paradise

TX

Wise

pop place

330900N
0974113W

 

USGS

Paradise Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330912N
0974147W

 

USGS

Paradise Gas Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

330718N
0974202W

 

USGS

Paradise School

TX

Wise

school

330837N
0974132W

 

USGS

Park Springs

TX

Wise

pop place

332419N
0974907W

 

USGS

Pat Dick Hill

TX

Wise

summit

330921N
0973312W

 

USGS

Pecan Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330343N
0974215W

 

USGS

Pecan Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331537N
0973106W

 

USGS

Pella Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

332537N
0973748W

 

USGS

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331848N
0974427W

 

USGS

Pleasant Grove Church Number 1

TX

Wise

church

330939N
0973505W

 

USGS

Pleasant Grove Church Number 2

TX

Wise

church

330223N
0973458W

 

USGS

Pleasant Valley Church

TX

Wise

church

330954N
0974841W

 

USGS

Pleasant View Church

TX

Wise

church

331513N
0974352W

 

USGS

Pope Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330047N
0973206W

 

USGS

Prescott Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331220N
0973834W

 

USGS

Pringle Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332154N
0974409W

 

USGS

Ramsey Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331135N
0974703W

 

USGS

Rattlesnake Island

TX

Wise

island

331131N
0975128W

 

USGS

Red Ace Ranch Airport

TX

Wise

airport

331430N
0973716W

 

USGS

Red Bud Church

TX

Wise

church

332149N
0974940W

 

USGS

Rhome

TX

Wise

pop place

330312N
0972818W

 

USGS

Rhome Meadows Airport

TX

Wise

airport

330857N
0972946W

 

USGS

Rickels

TX

Wise

pop place

331100N
0974943W

 

USGS

Rock Hole Hollow Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330139N
0975243W

 

USGS

Roe Elementary School

TX

Wise

school

331835N
0973827W

Two room school that no longer exists. In 1943-44 Miss Owens taught 7 grades using only one of the rooms. Students included Clark, Moyers, Reed & Spain. Photo

Wayne Moyers, Wise Native
wm@txnarfe.org

Rogers Hospital

TX

Wise

vanished hospital

331405N
973509W

Dr. Rogers Hospital is known to have been in existence in the 1930s and 1940s. Year 2000 Photo, Year 2000 Photo 2, Old Photo

Year 2000 Photos by Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org
Old Photo submitted by Virginia Compton
virgcom@yahoo.com

Rosebud Branch

TX

Wise

stream

331308N
0974002W

 

USGS

Rucker Pond

TX

Wise

reservoir

332408N
0973248W

 

USGS

Runaway Bay

TX

Wise

pop place

331004N
0975241W

 

USGS

Rush Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

332509N
0973104W

 

USGS

Rush Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330622N
0974127W

 

USGS

Saddle Gap

TX

Wise

gap

331102N
0975023W

 

USGS

Saint John Church

TX

Wise

church

331424N
0973435W

 

USGS

Salt Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330524N
0973530W

 

USGS

Sand Hill Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331021N
0973320W

 

USGS

Sand Hill Church

TX

Wise

church

331028N
0973341W

 

USGS

Sandy Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331650N
0974056W

 

USGS

Sisal Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332122N
0972938W

 

USGS

Sisal Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332120N
0972940W

 

USGS

Slidel

TX

Wise

pop place

332136N
0972324W

 

USGS

Slidell

TX

Wise

pop place

332135N
0972329W

Named for John Slidell, one of the Confederate Diplomats in the "Trent Affair" (1861), community was established to provide good and services to nearby farmers. The Post Office was started in 1884. Garrett Fletcher, donor of land for a cemetery and church, gave lots to nearby businesses that moved here in 1885 including 22 year old Dr. Drury Young Stem's medical office and drugstore. George W. Durham gave land (1893) for the public square and the first school building, and Nathaniel Pruett (1895) the telephone system. (Preceding from Historical Marker.) Was formerly known as Hickory Plains. The Hickory Plains name continued to be used for a school. Hickory Plains School was nicknamed "Scratch-Out" and the Slidell School was known as "Lick-skillet".

USGS &
Wayne Moyers - Born near Slidell.
wm@txnarfe.org

Slidell Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

33.35829
-97.39499

At the corner of Muncy & Macone near the school and a church. Photo

Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

South Fork Hackberry Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330750N
0972556W

 

USGS

South Fork Rush Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330818N
0974504W

 

USGS

Spears Slough

TX

Wise

bay

331453N
0975016W

 

USGS

Steele Island

TX

Wise

island

331423N
0975231W

 

USGS

Steele Island

TX

Wise

island

331421N
0975231W

 

USGS

Stokes Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330144N
0973347W

 

USGS

Stripling Island

TX

Wise

island

331314N
0975200W

 

USGS

Sunset Hill

TX

Wise

hill

331360N
0973552W

Hill at the Western edge of Decatur which sun set behind. Has been bulldozed.

Wayne Moyers, Wise Native
wm@txnarfe.org

Sweetwater Church

TX

Wise

church

331446N
0972854W

 

USGS

Sweetwater Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331423N
0972409W

 

USGS

Sycamore

TX

Wise

pop place

331925N
0972923W

 

USGS

Teeter Branch

TX

Wise

stream

330915N
0972732W

 

USGS

Tennessee Dairy

TX

Wise

vanished milk plant

331406N
973507W

Plant for processing milk.

Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

Thomas Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

33.25345
-97.72935

Photo

Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

Thomas-Norwood Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

332148N
0975254W

 

USGS

Turkey Creek

TX

Wise

stream

332609N
0974826W

 

USGS

Turkey Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331208N
0974525W

 

USGS

Twin Hills Point

TX

Wise

cape

331218N
0975022W

 

USGS

Twin Pond Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331524N
0974103W

 

USGS

Union Hill Church

TX

Wise

church

332437N
0974253W

 

USGS

Valley View Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

331456N
0973920W

 

USGS

Venchoner Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331656N
0975100W

 

USGS

Village Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331144N
0974715W

 

USGS

Waggoner Branch

TX

Wise

stream

331102N
0974024W

 

USGS

Waggoner Mansion

TX

Wise

mansion

331403N
0973440W

East end of Main Street in Decatur. Built by cattle king Dan Waggoner in 1883 for $75,000, the house is two stories, 16 rooms, with full basement and eight fireplaces. When built it was said to be the finest ranch home in the state. Photo

Wayne Moyers,
wmoyers@flash.net

Walker Branch

TX

Wise

stream

331924N
0974023W

 

USGS

Walker Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330515N
0973405W

 

USGS

Walnut Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330538N
0973428W

 

USGS

Watson Branch

TX

Wise

stream

331415N
0974126W

 

USGS

West Chico Oil Field

TX

Wise

oilfield

331804N
0975333W

 

USGS

West Mound

TX

Wise

summit

330912N
0975008W

 

USGS

Willow Creek

TX

Wise

stream

330908N
0975224W

 

USGS

Willow Creek

TX

Wise

stream

331837N
0975043W

 

USGS

Willow Point

TX

Wise

pop place

330654N
0975448W

 

USGS

Willow Point Cemetery

TX

Wise

cemetery

330653N
0975405W

 

USGS

Wilson Prairie Church

TX

Wise

church

330743N
0974735W

 

USGS

Wise County

TX

Wise

civil

331200N
0974000W

Carved from Cooke County in 1856 and named for Henry A. Wise, Virginia Statesman.

USGS &
Wayne Moyers
wm@txnarfe.org

Zion Valley Cumberland Church

TX

Wise

church

331824N
0974357W

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4 June 2007