Anderson County, Texas

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Welcome to Anderson County, Texas

Anderson County, originally part of David G. Burnet's Colony, was
once part of Houston County. In 1846 Anderson County was formed and
named after Kenneth L. Anderson, who was the Vice-President of Texas
from 1844 until the state's annexation. Ft. Houston and Mound Prairie both
wanted to be the county seat, but by law it had to be in the geographic
center of the county, so the city of Palestine as the county seat was
established. Today the next most significant city is Elkhart.

Normally meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month
at 2:00 pm at the Tyler Public Library -

meets immediately following the ETGS Meeting
starting at about 3:30 to 4:00 pm-over by 5 pm
Check out the 2015 Programs for topics.

held at restaurants in Tyler.
Normally on the 4th Thursday of each month
Begins at 11:30 am. Check out the 2016 Programs link for dates.



What's New on The Anderson County TXGenWeb Pages

News Items from Palestine Herald Press July 2013
Photos of Neches, Anderson County, Texas, Page 14
Memorial Cemetery, Surnames starting with "E"

Images of America Anderson County

by Beverly Odom, Louise Goff and the
Anderson County Historical Commission

Full Name Index
Business Name Index
by Mary Lou Manley Laird

New Additions to the web-site

Anderson County Confederate Pensions Files in PDF

News from the Palestine Herald-Press

PDF Flyer on Palestine Police Museum


County Overview

Bibliography - Published Works on Anderson County

Biographies - about Anderson County people and families

Cemeteries - Transcriptions and Photos

Census - Images and Transcriptions

Churches - Histories and more

Cities, Towns and Communities of Anderson County

Frequently Asked Questions

History of Anderson County

Links to Anderson County Resources


Obituaries of Anderson County or with an Anderson County connection

Paid Researchers

Photographs of Anderson County people and places

Queries about Anderson County People, Places or Events

Repositories of Anderson County

Schools of Anderson County

Surname Registry

TXGenWeb Archives
 Project for
Anderson County:

County Archives


TXGenWeb Tombstone
Project for
Anderson County:

Cemetery Transcriptions

Cemetery Photographs


Volunteers Needed!

The Anderson County, TXGenWeb Project needs lookup volunteers.
If you have material pertaining to Anderson County, please volunteer to do lookups.
You may help someone break down that "brick wall", and your help will be
very much appreciated. If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail the:

 Anderson County Coordinator

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Scott Fitzgerald, County Coordinator

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