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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".
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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 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
Palestine Public Library
2000 South Loop 256, Suite 42
Palestine, Texas 75801
(903) 729-4062 fax
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LDS Ancestral File
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Anderson County, Texas Census 1850-1920
Anderson County, Texas Index to Probates
Anderson County, Texas Marriages 1846-1900
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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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