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Wise County, Texas

US county information
NameWise County
US Area
Total Area923 sq mi (2390.6 km2)
Land Area905 sq mi (2344 km2)
Water Area18 sq mi (46.6 km2)
Population48793 (2000)
Density8/km2 (20.7/sq mi)

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Wise County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 48,793. 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 also 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. Wise County is only one of several counties in the U.S. to have multiple, family-oriented naturist resorts.

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