Due to surrounding areas growing, Woodson has since decreased in size.
Once the train was built, it made one run from Cisco to Throckmorton each day.
Thanks to the railroad and the oil field boom, Woodson grew for a long period of time.
This is the only tornado that has ever hit the town - though a bad hail storm caused damage in 2003.
In the same year, a rancher on the Barney Davis Ranch, eight miles north of Woodson, Ivan Miller, found a balloon bomb in his field.
The ground along creeks may be covered in green briars, poison ivy or oak and Virginia creeper grows high into the trees in places. Wood, played a leading role in the shaping of the community and its economics. Wood deeded lots measuring 100 feet (30 m) by 190 feet (58 m) to anyone who would build a residence there, free of charge. Wood and his son built the first schoolhouse in town, it was decided that the town should be called Wood and Son, to honor the two.
The land, as a whole, is a patchwork of mesquite, and farm fields dotted with old oil wells. Woodson was originally called Jom, when it was established around a cotton gin built so that the ranchers could get cotton seed to feed to cattle. This caused businesses to start popping up, as a post office and Wood and Sons grocery were established. Throughout time, it was changed to Woodson, which has become the official name.The County Line (located on Highway 183, toward Breckenridge) used to be Woodson’s post office, and today’s Woodson Grocery was actually the first bank in town.At one point, Woodson also had a movie theater (next to the Woodson Inn), Chevrolet house, drugstore and feed store, next to which a local physician, Doctor Turner, ran a practice.Some landowners gave the land for the right of way; for instance, the Dickie family gave land through the East Woods to the company.Local men helped build the roadbed and lay the tracks.It is home to white-tailed deer, wild turkey, cotton-tailed and jack rabbits, feral hogs, bobcats, raccoons, opossum, rattlesnake, bobwhite quail, mourning doves, armadillo, coyotes, an occasional badger, beaver, fox, mountain lion, and even javalina is seen. There are many small animals like fox squirrels, hispid cotton rats, soft-shelled turtles and others too numerous to mention. Woodson eventually became a booming town, with an official start date in 1903.