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Wood County, Texas

US county information
NameWood County
StateTexas
SeatQuitman
US Area
Total Area696 sq mi (1802.6 km2)
Land Area650 sq mi (1683.5 km2)
Water Area46 sq mi (119.1 km2)
Population36752 (2000)
Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Founded1850

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Wood County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 36,752. Its county seat is Quitman .

Wood County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican Bryan Hughes, a lawyer in Mineola and a native of Wood County.

Early in his career, William Jesse McDonald, the Texas Ranger, was a grocer and deputy sheriff in Wood County.


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