Area Info
Wise County, Texas Wise 

Wise County is in northwestern Texas, 45 miles south of the Oklahoma border, approximately 40 miles NW of Ft. Worth, 60 miles NW of Dallas and 30 miles W of Denton comprising of 922 square miles. 

Wise County, Texas was officially established in 1856. Named after Henry A. Wise, a U.S. Senator from Virginia who supported Texas annexation, Wise was later governor and a Confederate States of America General. 

Wise County settled by farmers & cattlemen in the mid 1800s. Dairy farming later became a major business. Brick production and crushed limestone plants soon followed to replace the defunct coal mines. Oil & gas fields were developed in the 1950s and became a thriving industry. 

The county seat is located in Decatur, with its beautiful pink granite courthouse built in 1895. From its high hill in the middle of the town square, it overlooks the town & is visible for miles. 


City of Decatur - Population - 5,400 (current NCTCOG estimate); Tax Rate - $0.6000 per $100 property valuation; Schools - Class 3A school district with six campuses - two elementary, intermediate, middle school, high school & alternative high school; Amenities - Decatur Civic Center, Harmon Park, Main Street city, Decatur Country Club, Library, Decatur Senior Citizens center, Wise County Seat & Multiple Churches 

City of Bridgeport - Population - 5,300 (current NCTCOG estimate); Tax Rate - $0.5875 per $100 property valuation; Schools - Class 3A school district with five campuses - elementary, intermediate, middle school, high school & ACE high school. The Wise County Special Education Cooperative is in Bridgeport; Amenities - Country club & golf course located on FM 2123, Senior Center & Historical Society Museum, Harwood City Park, City swimming pool, Library and just minutes from beautiful Lake Bridgeport & Multiple Churches 

City of Alvord - Population - 1,048 (current NCTCOG estimate); Tax Rate - $0.5700 per $100 property valuation; Schools - Class 1A school district with three campuses - elementary, junior high, high school Amenities - Multiple Churches 

City of Paradise - Population - 502 (2000 Census); Tax Rate - $0.2716 per $100 property valuation; Schools - Class 2A school system with four campuses - elementary, intermediate, junior high, & high school Amenities - Multiple Churches 

City of Runaway Bay - Population - 1,200 (current NCTCOG estimate); Tax Rate - $0.57616 per $100 property valuation; Schools - Class 3A district Bridgeport with five campuses - elementary, intermediate, middle school, high school & ACE high school. The Wise County Special Education Cooperative is in Bridgeport; Amenities - Norma Coble Civic Center, Club at Runaway Bay, Cricket Ridge Park & West Side Park, municipal swimming pool, public beach & Multiple Churches 

City of Rhome - Population - 551 (2000 Census); Tax Rate - $0.5800 per $100 property valuation; Schools - Class 4A school district with three campuses - two elementary, & middle school, high school students attend school near Justin. Amenities - Multiple Churches 

City of Aurora - Population - 853 (2000 Census); Tax Rate - $0.1999 per $100 property valuation; Schools - Class 4A school district with three campuses - two elementary, & middle school, high school students attend school near Justin. Amenities - Multiple Churches 

City of New Fairview - Population - 1,034 (current NCTCOG estimate); Tax Rate - No city tax; Schools - Served by Decatur and Northwest school districts Amenities - Multiple Churches 

City of Boyd - Population - 1,150 (current NCTCOG estimate); Tax Rate - $0.41000 per $100 property valuation; Schools - Class 2A school district with four campuses - elementary, intermediate, middle school, high school. Amenities - Boyd Raceway, International Exotic Feline Sanctuary & Multiple Churches 

City of Lake Bridgeport - Population - 372 (2000 Census); Tax Rate - No city tax; Schools - Class 3A school district with five campuses - elementary, intermediate, middle school, high school & ACE high school. The Wise County Special Education Cooperative is in Bridgeport. Amenities - Beautiful Lake Bridgeport 

City of Newark - Population - 1,000 (current NCTCOG estimate); Tax Rate - $0.4872 per $100 property valuation; Schools - Class 4A school district with three campuses - two elementary, & middle school, high school students attend school near Justin. Amenities - Eagle Mountain Lake, Library, Delora Doughty Royal Park 

City of Chico - Population - 1,032 (current NCTCOG estimate); Tax Rate - $0.4400 per $100 property valuation; Schools - Class 2A school district with three campuses - elementary, junior high & high school Amenities - Public library & six churches 


Lake Bridgeport ~ Bridgeport, Texas 

A source of water. A source of fun. A great escape. 


The Tarrant Regional Water District would like to wish you a safe and enjoyable summer on the lake. Please recreate responsibly. 

A 13,000-acre impoundment on the West Fork of Trinity River. Swimming, excellent year-round fishing, campsites, picnic areas, boat rentals, launching ramps & services at lakeside. Site of 3,000-acre Sid Richardson Boy Scout Camp, largest wilderness Scout camp in Texas. Four miles west of Bridgeport, off US 380 also accessible from Decatur.   


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