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Wills Point (Van Zandt County)

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William Wills arrived in northern Van Zandt County in 1846 and built a double-pen log cabin. He purchased additional acreage at his homesite in 1856 to establish a rest stop for travelers on the Dallas–Shreveport road. A town was laid out in 1873 when the Texas and Pacific Railway completed a line near Wills’s property. Wills Point served as the gateway to rich farmlands for new settlers, and the town prospered as the shipping point for agricultural products and livestock.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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