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WAYSIDE, TEXAS (Wood County). Wayside was on Buck Creek near a road that later became Farm Road 14, six miles from Quitman in central Wood County. It was probably settled by the 1870s. By 1896 it had a one-teacher school for seventy-one white students. In 1905 the school had fifty-three students and one teacher. By the 1930s the school and community had disappeared.


Wood County, 1850–1900 (Quitman, Texas: Wood County Historical Society, 1976).

Rachel Jenkins


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

Rachel Jenkins, "WAYSIDE, TX (WOOD COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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