Wills Point is a city in Van Zandt County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,496 at the 2000 census. Founded in 1873, Wills Point gets its name from an Early American settler, William Wills, who had arrived in the area in about 1848. Wills eventually purchased a cabin from Adam Sullivan in 1852. The name 'point' may also derive from the shape of the original timberline near the cabin, though there have been unfounded arguments that the name relates to the area's elevation. The layout of the city was the work of engineer General Grenville M. Dodge of the California Construction Company.