Wake Village

Wake Village is an incorporated town just west of Texarkana on U.S. Highway 67 in eastern Bowie County. It was founded in 1944 or early 1945 to house workers from the nearby Red River Army Depot and Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, and was evidently named for Wake Island, a site of bitter fighting during World War II. The community incorporated soon after its founding, and by the early 1950s the population had reached 1,066. Since that time Wake Village continued to grow steadily, and in 1991 it had a population of 4,413. In 2000 the population was 5,129. Most of the residents worked at the nearby army installations or in Texarkana.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Wake Village is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.42394100
    Longitude
    -94.11900100

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Wake Village by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Wake Village
Pop. Year Source
5,757 2019 Texas Demographic Center
5,492 2010 Texas Demographic Center
5,129 2000 Texas Demographic Center
4,761 1990 Texas Demographic Center