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 near Anson, Texas

Aquilla Lake Fishing

Largemouth bass fishing can be excellent on Aquilla. The combination of stained water, ample heavy cover, and light fishing p...

Harlan County Lake Area Attractions

The Davy Crockett National Forest area is under an hour\'s drive from the lake. It is worth mentioning due to the fact that ...

Roy H. Laird Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

River Legacy Living Science Center

The Living Science Center offers a wide range of interactive environmental education exhibits, living aquaria and terria. Gui...

Berry Creek Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Brown County Museum of History

Seven rooms of exhibits in old, castle-like jail. Brown County history, and evolution of communications exhibit in room spons...