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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.

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

Belongs to

Wofford is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Wofford is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.17322900
Longitude: -95.93501500

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated