Wynnewood, TX

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: September 1, 1995

Wynnewood, a predominantly black community on the San Jacinto River in western Walker County, developed on a plantation of Erasmus Wynne in 1852. Descendants of slaves brought from Alabama still grew tobacco and cotton in the area in the early 1940s.


  • Peoples
  • African Americans


  • Communities

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Wynnewood, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 26, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/wynnewood-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995

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