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Welcome to Waskom ...

The city of Waskom is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Waskom is located in Harrison County<1>.

The location of Waskom has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waskom has a population of 2,155 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Waskom.

The community of Waskom is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Waskom lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Waskom: (903) & (430)<5>

The ZIP code for Waskom: 75692<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waskom had an population of 2,155 people. This is a decrease of 0.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waskom had a population of 2,160 people. This makes Waskom the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,160 people, the population of Waskom increased 4.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,068 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Waskom.

Communities near Waskom ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waskom.

  • Shreveport [Caddo Parish]
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    • Shreveport [Caddo Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Waskom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,786 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shreveport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shreveport<8>
  • Bossier City [Bossier Parish]
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    • Bossier City [Bossier Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Waskom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,216 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bossier City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bossier City<8>
  • Marshall [Harrison County]
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    • Marshall [Harrison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Waskom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,523 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<8>
  • Blanchard [Caddo Parish]
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    • Blanchard [Caddo Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Waskom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,116 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanchard<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenwood [Caddo Parish]
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      • Greenwood [Caddo Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Waskom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,088 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<8>
    • Stonewall [De Soto Parish]
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      • Stonewall [De Soto Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Waskom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stonewall<8>
    • Oil City [Caddo Parish]
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      • Oil City [Caddo Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Waskom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oil City<8>
    • Mooringsport [Caddo Parish]
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      • Mooringsport [Caddo Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Waskom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooringsport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooringsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooringsport<8>
    • Scottsville [Harrison County]
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      • Scottsville [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Waskom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<8>
    • Uncertain [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uncertain
      • Uncertain [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Waskom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uncertain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uncertain<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waskom. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waskom.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waskom. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waskom.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waskom. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Waskom.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waskom ...

Looking for more information about Waskom? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waskom, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waskom.

Adding Waskom to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Waskom in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Waskom was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Waskom on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waskom on our Genealogy Page.

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About Harrison County

About Texas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waskom. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Harrison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waskom.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waskom - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Waskom). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waskom or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waskom) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waskom. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaskomOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waskom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4767, Longitude: -94.0643       In this case, the coordinates for Waskom have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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