"Wills Point is on U.S. Highway 80 and the Missouri-Pacific Railroad, fourteen miles northwest of Canton in northwestern Van Zandt County... Citizens of the prosperous town held a county election on May 16, 1877, to move the county seat from Canton to Wills Point. A vote of 705 for the change and 523 against failed to obtain a two-thirds majority required to transfer the county seat. Wills Point claimed election fraud, and the violence that followed required the assistance of the state militia... By the middle of the twentieth century the town was known for its wild roses, elms, and pecan trees. It is also known as the "Gateway to Tawakoni" for its access to the Lake Tawakoni recreation area."
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