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    WOODS, TEXAS

    Panola County, East Texas
    Highway 59
    11 Miles SE of Carthage

    Population: 00065 (2000)

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    TX - Woods highway sign
    Entering Woods
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011

    History in a Pecan Shell

    C. F. Hull, a settler and the town’s first storeowner arrived in the early 1850s. A post office was opened at what had originally been called Huff’s Store and the community underwent a change of name – becoming Woods, Texas after the first postmaster, T. B. Wood. The post office closed in 1906. Woods had three churches, a school and three stores to serve a population estimated at 200 by the mid 1880s.

    The population fell by half by 1910 and during the worst of the Great Depression the population had declined to a mere 30 residents.

    The Woods school merged with Carthage in the 1940s, and by the mid 1960s the population had only risen to 40. It is now considered a “dispersed” community with hardly anything visible from the highway. The figure of 65 has been used for both the 1990 and the 2000 census.


    Woods Historic Churches & Photo Gallery

    TX - Woods Methodist Church
    Woods Methodist Church
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark | Nat'l Register of Historic Places
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
    TX - Woods Methodist Church Historical marker
    Woods Methodist Church historical marker
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
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    TX - Woods Cemetery
    Woods Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
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    TX - Woods New Hope Baptist Church
    Woods New Hope Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
    TX - Woods New Hope Baptist Church Historical Marker

    Woods New Hope Baptist Church Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
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    TX Woods Schoolhouse

    Woods former schoolhouse?
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
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    Woods TX
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
    Cow and calf near Woods, Texas
    He has his mother's ribs. A view near Woods.
    TE photo, August 2009
    A view of Woods Texas from Hwy 59
    A view from Hwy 59
    TE photo, August 2009
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