TexasEscapes.com HOME Welcome to Texas Escapes
A magazine written by Texas
Custom Search
NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : COUNTIES : : TOPICS : : HISTORY/OPINION : : ARCHITECTURE : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP

Throckmorton County TX
Throckmorton
County

Graham Hotels

Breckenridge Hotels

 


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
Population: 264 (2010) 296 (2000) 262 (1990)

Book Hotel Here > Graham Hotels
Approaching Woodson Texas suspension bridge
Woodson Suspension Bridge
Photo courtesy William Holmes, December 2007
More Texas Bridges
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
More Texas Churches
Woodson Texas water tower
Woodson water tower
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
More Texas Water Towers
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

  • Woodson, Texas Area Towns:
    Graham | Albany | Breckenridge | Throckmorton
    See Throckmorton County |
    Texas Panhandle | Central Texas North

    Book Hotel Here:
    Graham Hotels | Breckenridge Hotels | More Hotels
    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.


    All Texas Towns :
    Gulf Gulf Coast East East Texas North Central North Central Woutn Central South Panhandle Panhandle
    South South Texas Hill Hill Country West West Texas Ghost Ghost Towns counties COUNTIES

    TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
    HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | SEARCH SITE
    TEXAS TOWNS A-Z | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS A-Z | TEXAS COUNTIES

    Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
    TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

    Texas Attractions
    TEXAS TOPICS
    People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
    COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

    TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
    Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
    Vintage Photos

    USA | MEXICO | HOTELS

    Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
    Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes LLC. All Rights Reserved