Waskom is a city in Harrison County, Texas, United States. It lies about 20 miles (32 km) east of the county seat,Marshall, on U.S. Route 80. To the east is Shreveport, Louisiana. The population was 2,068 at the 2000 census with aUnited States Census Bureau 2005 population estimate of 2,129 citizens.
Waskom Volunteer Fire Department facility
Location of Waskom, Texas
|Coordinates: 32°28′42″N 94°3′50″W|
Waskom was established in 1871 as a midway point of an east-west (Dallas to Shreveport) cattle and cotton economic travelway to the Red River in Louisiana, some 20 miles (32 km) east. In 1872, it became a main railroad station between Dallas and Shreveport to the west and east respectively and Texarkana to the north. A major railway still travels through Waskom. Today, Waskom sits on I-20 that connects the Carolinas to southwest Texas and Mexico.
Waskom is located at (32.478416, -94.063769). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all land.
New Waskom Cafe
First Baptist Church in Waskom (2010)
Presbyterian andIndependent Baptistcongregations meet in this church in Waskom (2010)