Place:Wise, Texas, United States

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NameWise
Alt namesWisesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates33.2°N 97.667°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1856 - )
See alsoCooke, Texas, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Wise County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 59,127. Its county seat is Decatur. The county is named for Henry Alexander Wise, a U.S. congressman from Virginia who supported Texas' annexation.

The county is considered part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

The Wise Eyes crime watch program, eventually adopted by mostly rural counties in several states, was started in 1993 by then-Sheriff Phil Ryan.[1] Wise County is only one of several counties in the U.S. to have multiple, family-oriented naturist resorts.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1856 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 3,160
1870 1,450
1880 16,601
1890 24,134
1900 27,116
1910 26,450
1920 23,363
1930 19,178
1940 19,074
1950 16,141
1960 17,012
1970 19,687
1980 26,575
1990 34,679

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