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WOLFE CITY, TEXAS

Hunt County, North Central Texas
Highways 34 and 11
17 Miles N of Greenville

Population: 1,566 (2000)

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Wolfe City T exas Booth Theatre Coca Cola painted Sign
Booth Theatre & Coca Cola painted sign
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008
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History in a Pecan Shell

Namesake J. Pinckney Wolfe settled here around the 1870s and built a mill here. The community was first called Wolfe's Mill but was changed when a post office application was submitted in 1882.

The Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1887, making the community a shipping point. From a population of only 200 in the early 1880s, Wolfe City grew to 1,800 by 1892. The town had all essential businesses including a foundry newspaper and two cotton gins. The population was 1,400 around 1917 and it reached its zenith in the 20s with 1,859 citizens. After WWII it had decreased to 1,300 and has slowly grown to its current estimate of 1,566.
Wolfe City Texas Downtown
Downtown Wolfe City
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008
Wolfe City Texas Downtown
Downtown Wolfe City
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008
Wolfe City Downtown building
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Wolfe City Texas Church
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Wolfe City Texas Former Gas Station
Wolfe City Former Gas Station
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Wolfe City Texas Old Factory Mill and water tower
Old factory/mill on the north side of town
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
Wolfe City Texas water tower
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008
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Wolfe City Texas City Limit
Wolfe City City Limit
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008
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