Wofford is located five miles southwest of Athens on the west side of a branch of Walnut Creek in central Henderson County. The town was settled by the Wofford family of Athens in the 1860s. It was named for B. W. J. (Bill) Wofford, a businessman and Confederate soldier. In 1936 there were scattered residents and small businesses in the area, although Wofford was not shown on highway maps.

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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