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WATERWOOD, TEXAS. Waterwood is a resort community located off U.S. Highway 190 on the northwestern shore of Lake Livingston, about twenty-seven miles northeast of Huntsville in northern San Jacinto County. This 8,000-acre development began in 1972. In October 1974 the Waterwood National Country Club, built by Horizon Properties Corporation, opened. The Waterwood Improvement Association, Incorporated, oversees the community. Waterwood has a private security force and a volunteer fire department. The country club offers various recreational amenities including an eighteen-hole golf course, marina, conference center, swimming pools, and a park. In 2000 the population was 100. Many property owners were part-time residents and retirees.


Waterwood Fact Sheet website (, accessed May 3, 2005.

Laurie E. Jasinski


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Laurie E. Jasinski, "WATERWOOD, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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