Wise County, Texas

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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[1]. 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. [2] Wise County is only one of several counties in the U.S. to have multiple, family-oriented naturist resorts.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 923 square miles (2,390 km²), of which 905 square miles (2,343 km²) is land and 18 square miles (47 km²) (1.97%) is water.

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