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QUEEN CITY, TEXAS

Cass County, East Texas
U.S. Highway 59 and
FM 74, 96, 251, 2327 and 2791
7 Miles W of the Texas-Arkansas line
3 Miles N of Atlanta
22 miles S of Texarkana
Population: 1,613 (2000) 1,831(1990)

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Queen City TX - Bulldogs Water Tower
Queen City Bulldogs
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

Founded as a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1877. The name was a favorite title bestowed on a variety of towns - for reasons of promotion. Galveston was once refered to as the "Queen City" of Texas. Rarely, however, was a town ever officially named Queen City.

A post office opened in 1877 as well and by 1885 there were 650 people calling Queen City home.

An iron foundry was built, but the ore was of poor quality and it eventually closed. Lumber was Queen City's economic base - until the forests were all cut.

During its heyday, the town had a population of nearly 400, declining to less than 300 by 1940.

In 1935 the Rodessa oilfield came in and ushered in a period of new growth. The population rebounded to 500 in the 1950s and in 1991 there were nearly 2,000 Queen Citizens.

Tourism has played an increasingly important role in the economy.
Queen City TX - Lumber & Warehousing
Lumber & Warehousing
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
Entering Queen City
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Queen City TX - Former City Hall
Former City Hall
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Queen City TX - First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
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Queen City TX - First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
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Cass County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Cass County postal map showing Queen City
(Above last "S" in "C-A-S-S", just N of Atlanta)
Courtesy Texas General land Office

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