Waskom, Texas Hometown Survey
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Waskom, Texas History, Genealogy and Trivia
Established 1850 and was originally known as Powellton. The name changed to Waskom in 1872 to honor a man who was instrumental in bringing Southern Pacific Railroad through the community.
When Waskom incorporated in 1941, it had a population of 564. In 1946 new gas and distillate producers were discovered in the area, and the Waskom economy was also bolstered by the local Frost Lumber Industries. Located on the extreme eastern boundary of Texas, Waskom has also been the site of numerous filling stations catering to Louisiana residents, whose gas tax was higher. The population increased from 719 in 1952 to 2,182 in 1988. An information office of the Texas Tourist Bureau in Waskom operated daily throughout the year in 1988. In 1990 the population was 1,812. - M. Lewis
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Waskom, Texas Demographics and Housing Data
|Average Houshold Size:||2.66|
|Average Family Size:||3.22|
|Total Housing Units:||906|
Waskom, Texas Zip Codes
Postal Station Type: Post Office
Latitude: 32.464574 Longitude: -94.144408
Zip Code Classification: Non-Unique
Zip Code Crosses County Lines: Yes