Wise County, Texas Genealogy

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History

Parent County

Wise County was created and organized 23 January 1856 from Cooke County. Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in 1881. County set: Decatur (formerly called Taylorsville). The first white settler arrived in 1854 and the first public school opened in 1855.

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