COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1856
COUNTY NAMED FOR: Henry A. Wise, a United States Congressman from Virginia, who, during the 1840s, supported the annexation of Texas.
COUNTY SEATS: One -
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Naval hero
COURTHOUSES: Four - 1858, 1861, 1883, and 1896
STANDING: One -1896 Romanesque Revival courthouse built of stone.
ADDRESS: 101 N. Trinity Street,