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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