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.

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Wayside is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Wayside is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Watsonville)
  • (Wells)


Latitude: 32.30071370
Longitude: -94.22185930

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated