Wolfe City Then and Now

The scene is downtown almost eight years ago.  Very few cars park here today in Wolfe City but a new grocery store is opening soon.  Image courtesy of Google Images and Mike Price 2008.
The scene is downtown almost eight years ago. Very few cars park here today in Wolfe City but a new grocery store is opening soon. Image courtesy of Google Images and Mike Price 2008.

Wolfe City, Texas- Mayor Barbara Woodruff took time to do a radio interview with radio station KETR last week.  She tells us that Wolfe City was first settled between 1860 and 1870 when J. Pickett Wolfe established a mill on Pickett Creek.  The post office came in 1862 and the railroads followed.  The Cotton Belt crossed the Santa Fe in Wolfe City and industry grew.  A cotton seed press processed seed.  There were two grocery stores, pharmacies, a theater and two car dealerships.

During the mid-1950’s one had to get to town early in order to find a parking place.  There were numerous stores and farmers came from miles around to shop for the week ahead.

Now the grocery store is gone and the cotton seed mill is being scrapped. Two gas stations/convenience stores remain.  The grocery store has been closed for over a year but another is expected to open soon after the building can be cleaned and stocked.  The mayor wants the city to grow and new business is the key.

Francis Dalby with Hunt County United Way applied for a grant to modernize the city park.  It should open in October.

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