Wise County, Texas

Pioneer History


Pioneer History of Wise County: 
From Red Men to Railroads, Twenty Years of Intrepid

History Decatur, TX.: The Association, 1907
[Transcribed by K. Torp]
Pages 25 - 74


The Coming of the First Settlers - First Home and Environment 
Cactus Hill
The Pioneer Store and Merchant
Land and Pre-Emption Claims
The Delaware Indians
 Church and School Beginnings - Sand Hill as a Center - "Old Swayback"


Organization of the County


County Seat Contest - County Seat Located - Called Taylorsville, Decatur the Evolution of a Dream and a Hard Fight












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