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WOODSON, TEXAS

Throckmorton County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas North

330'56"N 993'8"W (33.015517, -99.052276)

US 183
FM 209 and 1710
31 miles W of Graham
30 miles NE of Albany
21 miles N of Breckenridge
15 miles SE of Throckmorton the county seat
Population: 241 Est. (2019)
264 (2010) 296 (2000) 262 (1990)

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Approaching Woodson Texas suspension bridge
Woodson Suspension Bridge
Photo courtesy William Holmes, December 2007
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Woodson Suspension Bridge

by William Holmes

...West on 209 four miles beyond Woodson, to the first paved road, State Highway 2850. ... South on 2850 three miles to... more



Woodson, Texas Landmarks


Downtown Woodson Texas
Woodson main street
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007

Woodson Texas church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
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Woodson Texas water tower
Woodson water tower
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
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Woodson Texas street scene
Woodson Street scene
Photo courtesy Jack Williams, 2002



Woodson, Texas History

"... the second largest town in the county. A post office was established there in 1905. ..." -
See Handbook of Texas Online
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/WW/hlw49.html



Woodson Chronicles / World War II

Bombing of Desdemona by Clay Coppedge

"[A] cowboy on the Barney Davis ranch near Woodson in Throckmorton County, found a third balloon. His widow, Florence Miller, told the Texas Almanac's Mike Kingston in 1992 that her husband said the balloon was "as big around as a house" with several smaller versions of the rising sun located around the bottom. School kids had seen this balloon and, like the Desdemona balloon, it was missing several pieces." ... more



Woodson, Texas Forum
  • Subject: WW II Japanese balloon bombs

    In regards to the inquiry about two Japanese balloon bombs landing in Desdemona in May 1945, I can provide the following:
    Two balloon bombs landed at Desdemona on March 23, 1945. Another balloon bomb landed in Woodson, Texas (approx. 75 miles NNW of Desdemona) the next day. None caused any damage. - Steve Allen Goen, Wichita Falls, December 23, 2007


  • Subject: WW II Japanese balloon bombs

    I am writing an article about an event that occurred in May, 1945 in Desdemona where one or perhaps two Japanese Balloon Bombs landed harmlessly. Thousands of these balloon bombs were launched from mainland Japan in the closing months of the war as a desperate effort to achieve victory. Two of them landed in Desdemona or that vicinity. Do you know about this event and perhaps you could steer me to someone who could. What is the name of the local newspaper in that area if you know? I would like to place an ad for people who may have remembered the event. Thanks. - Michael Phillips, September 02, 2004



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    Woodson, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Throckmorton the county seat
    Graham | Albany | Breckenridge
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