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Wood County, Texas

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Wood County
The Wood County Courthouse in Quitman
The Wood County Courthouse in Quitman
Map of Texas highlighting Wood County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°47′N 95°23′W / 32.78°N 95.38°W / 32.78; -95.38
Country United States
State Texas
Named forGeorge Tyler Wood
Largest cityMineola
 • Total695.719 sq mi (1,801.90 km2)
 • Land645.234 sq mi (1,671.15 km2)
 • Water50.484 sq mi (130.75 km2)  7.3%
 • Total44,843
 • Density64/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Wood County is a county in the state of Texas in the United States. In 2020, 44,843 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Quitman. The county was named for George T. Wood, governor of Texas from 1847 to 1849.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Wood County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2023.
  2. David W. Gilbreath (June 15, 2010). "WOOD COUNTY". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 15 May 2015.