Watts was just north of Farm Road 858 fourteen miles southeast of Canton in southeast Van Zandt County. It had a school by 1890, which had forty-two White students in 1904 and thirty-seven in 1905, and another school for Black students. The schools had been consolidated with the Van Independent School District by the 1950s. In 1936 the community had two churches, the black school, and scattered dwellings. By 1981 the town had vanished.

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Diana J. Kleiner | © TSHA

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Place type

Watts is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.48041790
Longitude: -95.66274020

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated