Wood County, Quitman is a commercial center for farming, livestock, oil businesses, and
the headquarters for an electric co-op. James Stephen Hogg, better known as Governor
Jim Hogg (and possibly even better remembered as the father of Miss Ima Hogg), is one of
the town's most famous citizens. Hogg published the Quitman Daily News in 1873, was
later justice of the peace, county attorney, state attorney general, and governor of Texas
from 1891 - 1895. Historical information is available at the Chamber of Commerce,
101 Main St., open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or call 903/763-4411.
Governor Hogg Shrine Ranch and State Park -
with buildings, museum and momentos related to the Hogg family, prominent in Texas history
and politics. The Miss Ima Hogg Museum displays memorabilia of Northeast Texas and
of the family. Also here is the "Honeymoon Cottage" of Miss Ima's parents,
the Governor and Sarah Ann (Sallie) Hogg. Jim 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 nature Trail has 23 stops and four foot bridges
along a half mile trail. Picnic sites are available. Open daily; historic
buildings are open Thursday - Sunday for individual and / or group tours.
All group tours must call for reservations.
518 Main Street (Texas 37).
Fee for historic site tour.
For information, call 903/ 763-2701.