General.. The population is 1,672 and the altitude is 414
Seat of Wood County, commercial center for farming, livestock, oil, headquarters for electric co-op. James Stephen Hogg, one of the town’s most famous citizens, published “Quitman Daily News: in 1870, was later justice of the peace, county attorney, state attorney general, and governor of Texas from 1891 to 1895. Historical information available at chamber of commerce. 602 McAllister.
GOVERNOR HOGG SHRINE AND STATE PARK - Historic site with buildings, museum and mementos related to the Hogg family, prominent in Texas history and politics. Miss Ima Hogg Museum displays memorabilia of Northeast Texas and family. Also on the site is a “honeymoon cottage” of her parents. James Stephen Hogg and Sara Ann (Sallie) Hogg was the first native-born governor of Texas. Here, too, is the Stinson House, restored home of the late Miss Ima’s grandparents. An Old Settlers Tabernacle is available by reservations for family and other large gatherings. Old Settlers Nature Trail has 25 stops and four foot bridges along a half-mile trail. Park, picnic sites and trail open daily. 518 Main Street (Texas 37). Fee for Honeymoon Cottage and Stinson House.