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

Texas State Railroad

Operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, antique steam engines power vintage coaches 25 miles to Palestine in the nat...

Pheasant Trails Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Hills Country Club, The -Falls

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Historic Homes Tour

Several homes in varying architectural designs have been restored to their original charm of the 1800s. Several of the homes ...

TheUltimatePitStop Marketplace

Monthly Flea Market featuring local merchant’s arts and crafts, jewelry, automotive items, collectibles, clothes, antiques ...

Riverside Golf Course -Red/White

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...


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