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WAYSIDE, TEXAS (Panola County). Wayside was seven miles southwest of Ector in northern Panola County. It was probably established in the early 1880s. A post office opened in 1881, but closed in 1883. A school was in operation in 1897, when the enrollment was thirty-nine. By the mid-1930s the community no longer appeared on highway maps.


John Barnette Sanders, The Postoffices and Post Masters of Panola County, Texas, 1845–1930 (Center, Texas, 1964).

Christopher Long


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

Christopher Long, "WAYSIDE, TX (PANOLA COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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