Wood County, Texas

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Wood County, Texas

Wood County is in Northeastern Texas with hilly terrain with half forested. Land features sandy to alluvial soils drained by the Sabine. Also includes Lake Fork Reservoir, Lake Quitman, Lake Winnsboro, Lake Hawkins and Holbrook Lake. Local economy consists of agribusiness, oil and gas and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $5.8M
Total Listings 87
Avg. Days On Market 91
Avg. Price/SQFT $475

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Where is Wood County, Texas?

  •  Wood County is in northeastern Texas between Interstate highways 20 and 30. Quitman, the county seat, is eighty miles east of Dallas and thirty miles north of Tyler. The county's center is at 32°5' north latitude and 95°0' west longitude. Wood County comprises 689 square miles of the East Texas timberlands with an elevation of 250 to 600 feet above sea level.

Adjacent Counties

  • Hopkins County (north)
  • Franklin County (northeast)
  • Camp County (northeast)
  • Upshur County (east)
  • Smith County (south)
  • Van Zandt County (southwest)
  • Rains County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Wood County 

  • Boasting some of the clearest water in East Texas, a huge white-sand beach, and Texas-size RV campsites, Lake Hawkins RV Park is a destination you’ll want to get-away to again and again. From 1961-62, Lake Hawkins was one of four small lakes created in Wood County with earthen dams for flood-control purposes by the Sabine River Authority.

  • Lake Holbrook is a 653-acre lake located in and operated by Wood County. This 30 ft deep lake is known for its Bass, Catfish, and Bluegill opportunities.

  • The annual Dogwood Festival and Old Settlers Reunion in Quitman, along with several recreational lakes, provided ways for the county to attract visitors and new residents.

Farming and Ranching in Wood County

  •  Mineral resources include oil, natural gas, sand, gravel, and clays. The climate is subtropical, moist and mild. The average annual temperature is 64° F. Temperatures in January range from an average low of 32° F to an average high of 54° and in July from 71° to 95° F. The average annual precipitation measures forty-three inches, and the growing season averages 246 days a year.
  • The western and central parts of the county, in the Post Oak Savannah vegetation area, produce post oak and blackjack oak and tall grasses, and the eastern portion, in the Piney Woods vegetation area, has softwoods such as loblolly, shortleaf, longleaf, and slash pine and hardwoods such as oak, hickory, and maple. The Sabine River drains the southern part of Wood County and forms its southern boundary, and a tributary of the river, Lake Fork Creek, drains the central portion of the county.
 

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