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Wildwood is a gated community and census-designated place in Hardin and Tyler counties, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,235.[1] It is part of the BeaumontPort Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Wildwood, Texas
Wildwood is located in Texas
Wildwood
Wildwood
Wildwood is located in the United States
Wildwood
Wildwood
Coordinates: 30°31′27″N 94°26′30″W / 30.52417°N 94.44167°W / 30.52417; -94.44167Coordinates: 30°31′27″N 94°26′30″W / 30.52417°N 94.44167°W / 30.52417; -94.44167
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesHardin, Tyler
Area
 • Total4.85 sq mi (12.56 km2)
 • Land4.51 sq mi (11.69 km2)
 • Water0.34 sq mi (0.87 km2)
Elevation
115 ft (35 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,235
 • Density274/sq mi (105.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77663
Area code(s)409
FIPS code48-79204[1]
GNIS feature ID1989109[2]

GeographyEdit

Wildwood is located in northern Hardin County and southwestern Tyler County, 2 miles (3 km) west of US Highways 69 / 287 and the older community of Village Mills. Wildwood is built around Lake Kimball, a reservoir on Kimball Creek, a tributary of Village Creek and part of the Neches River watershed. The community is 22 miles (35 km) south of Woodville, the Tyler county seat, and 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Kountze, the Hardin county seat. Wildwood is 38 miles (61 km) northwest of Beaumont.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km2), of which 4.5 square miles (11.7 km2) are land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km2), or 6.91%, are water.[1]

RecreationEdit

Lake Kimball provides the opportunity for Wildwood residents to enjoy boating, fishing, and water skiing. There are also an 18-hole golf course, a tennis court, baseball field, and basketball court. Residents enjoy a man-made beach and swimming area. Close to the beach is a small park with playground equipment and picnic tables.

SchoolsEdit

The Warren Independent School District (Tyler County) and Kountze Independent School District (Hardin County) serve area students.

ChurchesEdit

Two churches serve the community. The Wildwood Village Mills United Methodist Church is located just outside the community gate, while Wildwood Baptist Church pastored by Rev Jimmy J. Linn is located inside the gated community.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Wildwood CDP, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wildwood, Texas

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