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Cities & Towns

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

AlderbranchBethel Blackfoot 
Bradford BrushyCreek Cayuga 
Cronin Deanwright Elkhart 
Elmtown Elmwood Fosterville 
Frankston GreensBluff Harmony 
Herring Jarvis Kossuth 
LakeviewAssembly LongLake MasseyLake 
Montalba Neches Palestine 
Pert Salmon Slocum 
Springfield TennesseeColony ToddCity 
Tucker Ward WellsCreek 

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LeonNavarro Louisiana Mississippi 
NacogdochesRusk Missouri NewMexico 
Smith VanZandt Oklahoma Tennessee 

Cities of Anderson County

Frankston, 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.

Go to Frankstoninformation at Handbook of Texas Online.

Palestine, Texas

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
(903) 729-6066

Palestine Public Library

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


Monday: 12-8
Tuesday: 10-8
Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 12-8
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: Closed

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 informationincluding census indexes and vertical files containing family and countyinformation. A library employee is assigned to the Special CollectionsRoom on a part time basis.

Go to Palestine information at Handbook of Texas Online.

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