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Cities & Towns

with links to surrounding counties and states.

This listing was compiled from several sources and includes all known towns in Anderson County. Towns listed in bold italics have information available about its library, Chamber of Commerce, courthouse, or other places with genealogy resources. Most towns have links to the "Handbook of Texas Online".

Cities & Towns

Alderbranch Bethel Blackfoot
Bradford BrushyCreek Cayuga
Cronin Deanwright Elkhart
Elmtown Elmwood Fosterville
Frankston GreensBluff Harmony
Herring Jarvis Kossuth
Lakeview Assembly LongLake MasseyLake
Montalba Neches Palestine
Pert Salmon Slocum/b>
Springfield Tennessee Colony Todd City
Tucker Ward Wells Creek

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Counties near Anderson County

States near Texas

Cherokee Freestone Arkansas Colorado
Henderson Houston Kansas Kentucky
Leon Navarro Louisiana Mississippi
Nacogdoches Rusk Missouri New Mexico
Smith Van Zandt Oklahoma Tennessee

Cities of Anderson County

Frankston, Texas

Frankston is a small Texas town in northern Anderson county with a population of about 1,230. It is located about mid-way between Palestine and Tyler, at the intersection of highways 155 and 175. Founded in 1902, the town was originally Parkland, which was donated by Miss. Frankie Miller. It became the town of Frankston when a railroad line was built through the area. The railroad depot is now a local library and museum.

Frankston's most interesting historic landmark is the site of the Kickapoo Battlefield, located 4 miles southeast of the town, on Hwy 19. On October 16, 1838, General Thomas Rusk caught up with a band of outlaw Indians and Mexicans who had slaughtered the Killough community 11 days earlier, and destroyed them at this site.

Palestine, Texas

Palestine is the county seat of Anderson County and is centrally located between Dallas, which is 108 miles northwest and Houston, which is 150miles south. The population of Palestine is approximately 18,000, while the population in Anderson County is about 58,000. The City covers approximately 16.51 square miles.

The Palestine Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer business leadership organization. It was established in the early 1930's and is currently located in the former Carnegie Library. Some of the Chamber's goals are to encourage economic growth and social progress, as well as help promote tourism within the city, as well as Anderson County in general. The Chamber of Commerce also manages the Palestine Civic Center.

Map Drawing of Palestine, Texas

Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce

401 W. Main St.
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 729-6066

Palestine Public Library

2000 South Loop 256, Suite 42
Palestine, Texas 75801
(903) 729-4121
(903) 729-4062 fax

Genealogy Resources

  1. Computer Research CD-ROMs
    LDS Ancestral File
    Family Search IGI (International Genealogical Index)
    Social Security Death Index
  2. Microfilm and Microfilm Readers
    Anderson County, Texas Census 1850-1920
    Anderson County, Texas Index to Probates
    Anderson County, Texas Marriages 1846-1900
    Other Texas Counties
    Other States
  3. Special Collections
    The Texana Collection
    The Civil War Collection
    The Anderson County Collection
    The Mary Kate Hunter Collection
    The Garrett Genealogy Collection
    Palestine Newspapers 1901 - Present
    Scholastic Census of Anderson County
    Anderson County Cemetery Inventory
    Anderson County Courthouse Records

The Special Collections Room has an extensive collection of local information including census indexes and vertical files containing family and county information. A library employee is assigned to the Special Collections Room on a part time basis.

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