Quitman Population- 1,892 Altitude 414


Fisherman's Paradise on Lake Fork, near QuitmanSeat of 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 -

"Honeymoon Cottage" at Governor Hogg State ParkHistoric site 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.



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