Wagner, TX


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 1, 1995


Wagner is on Farm Road 903 seven miles northwest of Greenville in northwest Hunt County. Its settlement occurred in the late 1880s. From its inception Wagner has served area farmers as a community center. Its population has exceeded fifty only once in its history. The settlement had a post office from 1890 to 1904. Wagner was the birthplace of major league pitcher Monty Stratton, whose attempted comeback following the loss of a leg led to The Stratton Story, starring James Stewart. The population of Wagner stood at forty-five through most of the 1930s and 1940s. Since 1948 there have been no population statistics available.

W. Walworth Harrison, History of Greenville and Hunt County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1976).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

David Minor, “Wagner, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/wagner-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
June 1, 1995

Place
Wagner
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1379220
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Hunt County
Associated Names

Orion

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.18789270°
  • Longitude: -96.21525470°
Population Counts
People Year
75 2009