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Whitewright is a city in Fannin and Grayson counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 1,604 at the 2010 census. The population was 1,740 at the 2000 census.The Grayson County portion of Whitewright is part of the Sherman - Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.GeographyWhitewright is located at , primarily in Grayson County, with a portion in Fannin County.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 km² . 2.1 square miles of it is land and 0.47% is water,EducationThe city is served by the Whitewright Independent School District and home to the Whitewright High School Tigers.HistoryThe settlement was established in 1878, when New York investor and financier William Whitewright Jr. (b. 1815 - d. 1898), for whom his family name was the community named, purchased a tract of land in the path of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, which was then extending its tracks across the county from Sherman to Greenville. Whitewright had the land surveyed as a townsite and left two of his agents, Jim Reeves and Jim Batsell, to sell lots in the new community. Likely due to the combination of its rail connection and its location in the center of perhaps the richest farmland in the county near the headwaters of the Bois d' Arc creek, Whitewright soon attracted settlers and businesses.
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