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Van, Texas

Van is in central Van Zandt County at the intersection of I-20 and Texas 110. In 1894, Henry Vance established a post office and the name Van was chosen when the post office named it for Vannie Tunnell and the postmaster, Vance. On October 14, 1929, oil was discovered under the Jarman #1. Van became a boom town with about 30 structures, some hotels, all built within 10 days. It still remains an oil-related town; however, the economy has shifted to more diversified industries, as well as agriculture.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Van, TX

Lake Arlington Golf

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

Six Flags Over Texas

This Lone Star legend has defined excitement and thrills for generations. From thrilling rides to marquee shows, guests enjoy...

Sulphur Springs Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Historic Homes Tour

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