The history of Wise County officially dates to 1856, when Wise County was established. The official Wise County flag bears the line "Established 1856". Many of the surrounding counties and near-by cities were also established in the 1850's.

Much of the information in this site has been generously provided by:

Mrs. Rosalie Gregg & the Wise County Heritage Museum at: &
La Darla Keith at:

Wise County History Frank & Jesse James Machine Gun Kelley Arkansas Johnson (Sam Bass Gang)
Battle of the Knobs

Towns & Communities

Decatur Bridgeport Chico Alvord Boyd
Rhome Newark Runaway Bay Paradise Cottondale
Greenwood Slidell Boonsville Balsora Crafton
Aurora Allison Park Springs Keeter Briar

Historical Cemeteries

There are a number of cemeteries in Wise County with historical significance. Click on the names below to view each cemetery and its story.

Flat Rock East Mound Aurora Cottondale Oak Lawn
Deep Creek        

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