Wilda, in northwestern Shelby County six miles from Timpson, was named for the sweetheart of an employee of the Ragley Lumber Company, which once ran a road through the area. In 1946 it was a church and school community, and by 1988 it no longer existed as a named community.

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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