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VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TEXAS

32 33' 36" N, 95 50' 24" W (32.56, -95.84)

Van Zandt County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Van Zandt County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Rains County (N) Wood County (NE) Smith County (E) Henderson County (S) Kaufman County (W) Hunt County (NW)

    Van Zandt County History

    (1936 Texas Centennial Marker - on SH 64, 1 mile SE of Canton)

    VAN ZANDT COUNTY
    A portion of the original Mercer Grant, created from Henderson County in 1846.

    Named in honor of the illustrious Statesman Isaac Van Zandt. Born in Tennessee, July 10, 1813. Delegate to the Annexation Convention in 1845. Died in Texas, October 10, 1847.

    Canton, the county seat.
    Van, the oil field center.
    Grand Saline, famed for its salt industry.

    Van Zandt County Courthouse

    Van Zandt County Courthouse
    Van Zandt County Courthouse
    TXDoT Photo

    Van Zandt County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Canton
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  • Ben Wheeler
  • Colfax
  • Canton County Seat
  • Creagleville
  • Edgewood
  • Edom
  • Fruitvale
  • Grand Saline
  • Little Hope
  • Mars ghost town
  • Myrtle Springs
  • Oakland
  • Silver Lake ghost town
  • Van
  • Wills Point Bluebird Capital of Texas

  • Van Zandt County Vintage Maps
    TX Van Zandt County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Van Zandt County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX  Van Zandt County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Van Zandt County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX  Van Zandt County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Van Zandt County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Van Zandt County Centennial Marker
    TX - Van Zandt County Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2010
    TX - Van Zandt  County Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2010

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