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Anderson County Texas

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Welcome to Anderson County, Texas

Anderson County, originally part of David G. Burnet's Colony, was once part of Houston County. In 1846 Anderson County was formed and named after Kenneth L. Anderson, who was the Vice-President of Texas from 1844 until the state's annexation. Ft. Houston and Mound Prairie both wanted to be the county seat, but by law it had to be in the geographic center of the county, so the city of Palestine as the county seat was established. Today the next most significant city is Elkhart.

THE EAST TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY - Meets 2nd Saturday of each month
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COMPUTER INTEREST GROUP - Meets immediately following the ETGS Meeting
starting at about 3:30 to 4:00 pm-over by 5 pm


What's New on The Anderson County TXGenWeb Pages

New Additions to the web-site

New Anderson County Cemetery Preservation Group Formed

News from the Palestine Herald-Press


County Overview





Cities & Towns






Paid Researchers



Surname Registry

Anderson County Photographs

Anderson County Photos with Questions
TXGenWeb Archives Project
for Anderson County:

County Archives

TXGenWeb Tombstone Project
for Anderson County:

Cemetery Transcriptions

Cemetery Photographs

Volunteers Needed!

The Anderson County, TXGenWeb Project needs lookup volunteers. If you have material pertaining to Anderson County, please volunteer to do lookups. You may help someone break down that "brick wall", and your help will be very much appreciated. If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail the:

 Anderson County Coordinator

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Send questions or comments about this website to:
Scott Fitzgerald, County Coordinator
Beverly Bailey Odom, Co-County Coordinator

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