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WYLDWOOD, TEXAS
AKA Wildwood

Bastrop County, Central Texas S
Highway 71
7 Miles W of Bastrop
21 Miles E of Austin

Population: 2,310 (2000)

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History on a Pinhead
Don't bother looking for any 19th Century history. This highway town "appeared" sometime in the 1980s. It is said that the name may have come from a nearby petting zoo of the same name. The Wyldwood Baptist Church appears to be the only noncommercial building visible from the highway. Signage seems to be a way of life in the community - and signs probably outnumber residents. Even the traditional green highway signs designating the place don't agree - so don't place any bets on the spelling. Our money is on the church sign.
Pop's Parts old truck in Wyldwood Texas
This old fuel truck has been in place before the town was designated
Wyldwood Texas highway sign
Signage is a way of life in "Wyldwood, Texas"
TE Photo, February 16, 2007
Wyldwood Texas sign spelled Wildwood
Likewise in "Wildwood, Texas"- just down the highway a few hundred feet
TE Photo, February 16, 2007
Wyldwood Baptist Church, Texas
Wyldwood Baptist Church
TE Photo, February 2007
Wyldwood Texas Hot Tamale

Fuel, Beer and Hot Tamales
A new business brings some exotic signage to Wildwood / Wyldwood
TE Photo, March 2008

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