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Whitton, Texas
Unincorporated Community
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Van Zandt
Elevation 449 ft (137 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75103
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 78712
GNIS feature ID 1379271

Whitton is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Texas. Located in Van Zandt County.

History

Whitton is located approximately eight miles southwest of Canton in Van Zandt County along Farm-to-Market Road 1651. The community was named for Elijah Whitton, an early settler from Alabama who built a log house that was still standing in the community in the 1990s. The community was sometimes listed as "Whiton," or "Whitten."

Whitton deeded land for a school in 1886. The Whitton, or Greenwood School, as it was later known, was consolidated with Canton Independent School District in 1949.

In 1978 the former school building was converted into a community center.

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