Anderson County, Texas

North East Texas Lands and Ranches

Anderson County Texas

Anderson county, Texas is characterized by forested, hilly topography and is situated in the Trinity and Neches river watersheds. Lake Palestine is located within the county. Land features sandy, clay, black soils; pines, and hardwoods. Local economy consists of manufacturing, distribution, agribusiness, tourism; hunting and fishing leases; and correctional facilities.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $265K
Highest Price $5M
Total Listings 47
Avg. Days On Market 85
Avg. Price/SQFT $325

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Where is Anderson County, Texas?

  • Anderson County is located in East Texas between the Trinity and the Neches rivers. Palestine, the county's largest town and its county seat, is 108 miles southeast of Dallas and 153 miles north of Houston. U.S. highways 287, 79, and 84 provide the major transportation routes through the county. Anderson County has a total area of 1,077 square miles or 689,280 acres.
  • As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 58,458. Its county seat is Palestine. Anderson County was organized in 1846, and was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, who had been the last Vice President of the Republic of Texas (died 1845). Anderson County comprises the Palestine micropolitan statistical area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Henderson County (north)
  • Cherokee County (east)
  • Houston County (south)
  • Leon County (southwest)
  • Freestone County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Anderson County

  • Davey Dogwood Park is located in Palestine, Texas. The 254 acre park is open year-round and has five miles of hard surface roads, 8 miles of unincorporated hiking and biking trails and scenic views.
  • In early 1916, a new high school was introduced to Palestine. This elaborate Jacobean-Tudor style brick building was designed by distinguished Ft. Worth architects Marshall R. Sanquinet and Carl G. Staats. Thoroughly modern construction techniques were used throughout. The building served as the home for Palestine students until 1976. In the early 1980’s, the building was set to be demolished, but a group of dedicated citizens fought to keep the building and preserve the town’s history. Most recently occupied by the Museum for East Texas Culture.

  • The county attracts numerous visitors, who go there to enjoy the beautiful Dogwood Trails in the spring, balloon launchings at the United States government's Scientific Balloon Base, picturesque train rides to Rusk on the Texas State Railroad, the Engeling Wildlife Management Area, the 900 acre Palestine Community Forest, and other historic sites and museums. Educational opportunities increased with the opening in 1980 of Trinity Valley Community College in neighboring Henderson County.

Farming and Ranching in Anderson County 

  • The 66,000 acres in the western Claypan area are used mainly for pasture. The Timberlands are used mostly for pasture and woodland. Many varieties of timber grow abundantly, including red oak, post oak, white oak, pecan, walnut, hickory, elm, ash, and pine. The soil also supports a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and nuts. The terrain is hilly and slopes to the Trinity and Neches rivers, with an elevation of between 198 and 624 feet above sea level.

  • Mineral resources include oil and gas and iron ore. Temperatures range from an average minimum of 37° F in January to an average maximum of 94° in July. Rainfall averages about 40.5 inches annually, and the growing season averages 264 days.

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