Wood County, Texas

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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[1]. Wood County is one of 30[2] prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas.

Early in his career, William Jesse McDonald, the Texas Ranger, was a grocer and deputy sheriff in Wood County.[3]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 696 square miles (1,802 km²), of which 650 square miles (1,684 km²) is land and 46 square miles (118 km²) (6.55%) is water.

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