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

Oak Hills Country Club

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

Firehall Museum

A pioneer schoolroom and old-fashioned family settings in the charming museum preserve rustic accents of the county's heritag...

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest and most complete water park in the Southwest, is celebrating more than twenty years ...

Harrison County Historical Museum

Temporarily housed in the Ginocchio Hotel while the former county courthouse is remodeled. Exhibits depict history of Marshal...

Lions Municipal Golf Course

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

City Parks

16 parks offer extensive picnic facilities, tennis courts, sports fields, playground equipment, swimming pools, and two 18-ho...


Anson Texas Related Videos

Anson High School Band 2013 - UIL 1A State Marching Contest

The Anson High School Band performs in preliminaries at the Texas UIL 3A State Marching Band Contest on November 4, 2013 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex...

Lights over Anson Texas part 1

So i had heard the legend of the Anson lights for years. I finally made a trip and checked them out. This is the raw (as you can tell from the shotty camera ...

Anson Texas Grocery Stocker

This grocery stocker is different than most. Came to visit Anson Texas and decided he would change his tune and stay a while.

Day 208 Anson, Texas

Anson Texas is another town with a big stone courthouse right in the center of town. The good people gave the kids a tour of a courtroom that was not in use,...

Anson Texas Storm Chase, May 8, 2009

This is the video from the May 8th 2009 storm chase just South of Anson Texas. W.O.L.F. Left Sweetwater and headed up Hwy 70 to Roby then went East to interc...

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