Welcome to Quitman, Texas.

The Town of Quitman is a pioneer town with history that goes back to 1850 when it was founded. At that time it was established as the County Seat of Wood County.   Quitman was incorporated as a Type A General Law City in 1941.   History accounts relate that it received it’s name from John A. Quitman, who as a governor of Mississippi at one time and a prominent figure in the Mexican War. In the early years agriculture served as the principal economic motivator of the area; and, Quitman experienced significant activity as a service center for farmers of the area.

  • A new facility for the Quitman communityWood County Central Hospital opened its doors in 1967. After nearly 30 years of operating as an independent facility, the Wood County Central Hospital District entered into a management agreement with ETMC.

  • The City of Quitman, Texas is provided emergency notification services through Wood County by a grant from the East Texas Council of Governments. This is under contract with Emergency Communications Network, Inc., of Ormond Beach, Florida, for its "CodeRED" high-speed telephone emergency notification services.

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