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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

Grand Prairie Municipal Golf Course -Blue/Red

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

Bridgeport Historical Museum

The Bridgeport Historical Museum houses artifacts and displays that showcase the city's history from the late 19th century. E...

Chisholm Trail Memorial Park

This small park pays tribute to the cattle drives to the Chisholm Trail. This was the last stop in Texas before heading to no...

Pine Forest Golf Club

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