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WAKE VILLAGE , TEXAS

Bowie County, East Texas
U.S. Highway 67
Just W of Texarkana
Population: 5,129 (2000)

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Wake Village TX - Baptist Church
Village Community Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

Wake Village has no 19th Century history. It was built for the war effort in 1944/45 to provide housing for the plant workers at the Red River Army Depot and the Lone Star Ammunition Plant.

The name came from Wake Island in the Pacific theater of the war. The population was over 1,000 in the early 1950s and has only increased. In the early 1990s it had reached 4,400 and the 2000 census reported over 5,000.

Residents commute to Texarkana or still work at the Army installations.

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Wake Village TX Water Works
Wake Village Water Works
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