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with links to surrounding counties and states.
This listing was compiled from several sources and includes all knowntowns in Anderson County. Towns listed in bold italics haveinformation 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
Counties near Anderson County
States near Texas
Frankston is a small Texas town in northern Anderson county with a populationof about 1,127. It is located about mid-way between Palestine and Tyler,at the intersection of highways 155 and 175. Founded in 1902, the townwas originally parkland, which was donated by Ms. Frankie Miller. It becamethe 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 KickapooBattlefield, located 4 miles southeast of the town, on Hwy 19. On October16, 1838, General Thomas Rusk caught up with a band of outlaw Indians andMexicans who had slaughtered the Killough community 11 days earlier, anddestroyed them at this site.
Palestine is the county seat of Anderson County and is centrally locatedbetween Dallas, which is 108 miles northwest and Houston, which is 150miles south. The population of Palestine is approximately 18,000, whilethe population in Anderson County is nearing the 50,000 mark. The Citycovers approximately 16.51 square miles.
The Palestine Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer business leadershiporganization. It was established in the early 1930's and is currently locatedin the former Carnegie Library. Some of the Chamber's goals are to encourageeconomic growth and social progress, as well as help promote tourism withinthe city, as well as Anderson County in general. The Chamber of Commercealso manages the Palestine Civic Center.
Map Drawing of Palestine, Texas
Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce
502 N. Queen St.
Palestine, TX 75801
Palestine Public Library
2000 South Loop 256, Suite 42
Palestine, Texas 75801
(903) 729-4062 fax
- Computer Research CD-ROMs
LDS Ancestral File
Family Search IGI (International Genealogical Index)
Social Security Death Index
- 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
- 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 informationincluding census indexes and vertical files containing family and countyinformation. A library employee is assigned to the Special CollectionsRoom on a part time basis.