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ABOUT WILLS POINT,TX

 

               Welcome home to Wills Point!  The tight-knit community and home-town feel is what makes Wills Point so special and the perfect place to call home.  Wills Point is located just 38 miles East of Dallas on HWY 80 and 45 miles North West of Tyler on I-20 or HWY 64.  Wills Point real estate offers a unique combination, historical and modern.  There is plenty of land for you to own your piece of Texas, you just have to decide how big your back yard will be.

               Celebrated as the Bluebird Capital of Texas, Wills Point  is a growing town in Van Zandt county.   Wills Point was founded in 1873 and gets its name from an early American settler, William Wills, who had arrived in the area around 1848. The name 'point' may also derive from the shape of the original timberline near the cabin, though there have been unsubstantiated arguments that the name relates to the area's elevation. The layout of the city was the work of engineer General Grenville M. Dodge of the California Construction Company. The downtown streets were laid with red bricks upon packed sand in the 1920s by locals and remain in use. Downtown Wills Point has many of its original buildings that are over one hundred years old including the Wills cabin, Bruce & Human Drug Store, Rose Dry Good Store, and Monning and Wynne law office.   Governor  George W. Bush officially named Wills Point the Bluebird Capital of Texas in 1995.  Wills Point is also home to Lake Tawakoni State Park with over 376 acres and 5 miles of shoreline offering swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, and mountain biking.

 

 ABOUT CANTON, TX

 

               Welcome home to Canton!  New families and retirees alike look to Canton for their next home.  Canton is located 59 miles East of Dallas and 41 miles North West of Tyler along I-20.  Canton real estate offers a unique combination of available homes from historic to modern, and everything in between.

               Canton, Texas is home to The World Famous First Monday Trade Days!  Once a month this  quaint, beautiful city of 3,581 becomes the 7th largest city in Texas.  Canton is the county seat for Van Zandt County and the Van Zandt County Courthouse is located in the center of town creating a historic town-square surrounded by convenient shopping and restaurants.  Canton was surveyed as early as 1840 by a company of men under Dr. W. P. King. The community stands on the original survey of Jesse Stockwell, an early settler in the area. Canton was incorporated in 1919, and elected a mayor and aldermen. Despite the Great Depression, development of the Van oilfield after 1929 brought further expansion. A Public Works Administration project in the 1930s saw the completion of a new courthouse