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Wills Point
Van Zandt County, Texas

ZipCodes
75169

Motto
"The Bluebird Capital of Texas"
"Gateway to Lake Tawakoni"



Page Contents for Wills Point, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Wills Point is approximately 3,781 (2004), 3524 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,239 (1990), 1299 (2010).
The amount of land area in Wills Point is 7.952 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Wills Point is 3.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wills Point to Washington DC is 1187 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 195 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wills Point is positioned 32.70 degrees north of the equator and 96.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Wills Point median income is $ 29,591 (2000).
The Wills Point median home price is $ 58,300 (2000).

Location

in northeast Texas. Other nearby communities include Edgewood, Hawk Cove, West Tawakoni, East Tawakoni, Fruitvale, Canton, Quinlan and Oak Ridge

Here is a map page for Wills Point.
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History & History Related Items

First settled in 1846 by William Wills. Wills Points was founded in 1873 by General Grenville M. Dodge, an engineer, it was known as Iola. Later, when an application for a post office was made, the name was denied because there was already an Iola. The first settler of the area was William Wills and he lived where trees came to a point in a clearing, thus, the name chosen was Wills Point. The post office was established on September 23, 1870. On 21 July 1884, Wills Point became the first Van Zandt community to incorporate.

Learn a little about Wills Point History on this page. Many historic buildings in Wills Point are named here.
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Attractions

Annual Wills Point Bluebird Festival
307 N. 4th St.
Wills Point, Texas 75169
Phone: (800) WP-BLUBIRD

Local things to see and do in the area.

Lake Tawakoni State Park
10822 FM 2475
Wills Point, Texas 75169
Phone: 903-560-7123
This is a 376.3-acre park with a large reservoir and the Iron Bridge Dam on the headwaters of the Sabine River. Activities available in the park are swimming, fishing, hiking, boating and mountain biking. Other parks are also nearby.
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Wills Point City Government

City of Wills Point
120 N. 5th St.
Wills Point, TX 75169
Phone: 903-873-2578



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


The county seat is located in Canton, Texas.
VZ County Courthouse
121 E. Dallas St.
Canton, TX 75103
Phone: 903-577-6791

Wills Point Chamber

Wills Point Chamber of Commerce
307 N. 4th
Wills Point, Texas
Phone: 903-873.3111

Wills Point Organizations

Wills Point Chamber of Commerce
307 N. 4th
Wills Point, Texas
Phone: 903-873.3111

Wills Point Schools

Wills Point ISD
338 W. North Commerce
Wills Point, TX 75169
Phone: 903-873-3161
FAX: 903-873-2462 Wills Point

Miscellany

The population of Wills Point was:
1892 - 1,000
1928 - 2,500
1941 - 1,976
1988 - 3,125
1990 - 2,986
2000 - 3,496
2004 - 3,781

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