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The area was originally Caddo Indian country. The first settler arrived in 1824, the first school opened in 1852 and the first newspaper was published in 1845.
1850--Wood County was created 5 February 1850 from Van Zandt County. County seat: Quitman 
1878--Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1878.
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- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).