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WAMBA, TEXAS

Bowie County, East Texas
Texas' Northeasternmost Town
FM 559, 3 miles N of Interstate 30
8 miles NW of Texarkana
Population: 70 (2000)

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Wamba, Texas water tower

Water tower under construction

Photo courtesy Clyde Burns
History in a Pecan Shell

No one is sure of the source of Wamba's name. The area was settled in the 1850s and a post office was briefly open from 1897 to 1916. There were 50 Wambians living there in 1910 - not too far from the current figure. The figure given for 1940 was forty and in 1982 the figure was recorded at 70 - a number the town evidently fells comfortable with, since it hasn't changed since.

Wamba was the site for one of Clyde Burns' water towers.
Wamba, Texas water tower under construction
Top view of the water tower in Wamba

Photo courtesy Clyde Burns
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