Anson, Texas

The seat of Jones County was founded in 1881 and named for Dr. Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas. The area is one of richest farming areas in Texas; cotton production can be observed from field to gin. Other primary crops include wheat, sorghum, hay, and oats. The cattle, oil, and gas extraction, and gypsum products add to the economy.

Each December since 1885, The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball is held in Pioneer Hall. Popularized by Michael Martin Murphey’s musical rendition of the “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball,” a poem honoring ranchmen of Texas written in 1890 by William Lawrence (Larry) Chittenden after attending one of the balls. Check out the “Cowboy Dance” art by Jenne Magafan in the U.S. Post Office. It’s one of the best preserved Post Office murals authorized by the section of Fine Arts within the Treasury Dept. during Franklin Roosevelt’s administration.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Anson Jones Museum

In historic church building. Artifacts include miniature reproduction of town square as it existed in 1904

Anson, TX Museums

Opera House

Built in 1907 by Albert W. Johnson; considered "fanciest" showplace between Fort Worth and El Paso. Once hosted musical and dramatic productions, public and civic activities, silent and talking movies, and even wrestling and bare-fist fighting events until the 1930

Anson, TX Historic Buildings

Things to do near Anson, TX

Hale County Farm & Ranch Museum

More than 200 examples of vintage farm equipment from horse-drawn threshing machines to huge 1912 Case steam tractor. Museum ...

Big Spring Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Angelo State Univ. Planetarium

Nation's fourth largest university planetarium features a three dimensional view of the universe with sparkling stars and cel...

Don Freeman Memorial Museum

Located on the east side of the square, next to City Hall, museum provides timeline of Concho County's development from early...

Midwestern State Univ. Fine Art Gallery

Features works of regional artists throughout academic year. Emphasis on students' art. West Campus Dr. at Nocona Trail on ca...