TexasEscapes.com HOME Welcome to Texas Escapes
A magazine written by Texas
Custom Search
New   |   Texas Towns   |   Ghost Towns   |   Counties   |   Trips   |   Features   |   Columns   |   Architecture   |   Images   |   Archives   |   Site Map

Cass County TX
Cass County


Texas Towns
A - Z

Atlanta Hotels

More Hotels

QUEEN CITY, TEXAS

Cass County, East Texas

339'11"N 949'19"W (33.153186, -94.155343)

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
ZIP code 75572
Area code 903
Population: 1,436 Est. (2019)
1,476 (2010) 1,613 (2000) 1,748 (1990)

Queen City, Texas Area Hotels ›
Atlanta Hotels

Queen City TX - Bulldogs Water Tower
Queen City Bulldogs
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
More Texas Water Towers

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.

Entering Queen City
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010

Queen City TX - Lumber & Warehousing
Lumber & Warehousing
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010

Queen City TX - Former City Hall
Former City Hall
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010

Queen City TX - First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010

Queen City TX - First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
More Texas Churches

Cass County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Cass County postal map showing Queen City
just N of Atlanta

Courtesy Texas General land Office


Take a road trip
East Texas
East Texas Sunday Drives

Queen City, Texas Nearby Towns:
Linden the county seat
Atlanta
Texarkana
See Cass County

Book Hotel Here:
Texarkana Hotels | Atlanta Hotels | More Hotels

Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, landmarks and recent or vintage photos, please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Texas Escapes Online Magazine »   Archive Issues » Home »
TEXAS TOWNS & COUNTIES TEXAS LANDMARKS & IMAGES TEXAS HISTORY & CULTURE TEXAS OUTDOORS MORE
Texas Counties
Texas Towns A-Z
Texas Ghost Towns

TEXAS REGIONS:
Central Texas North
Central Texas South
Texas Gulf Coast
Texas Panhandle
Texas Hill Country
East Texas
South Texas
West Texas

Courthouses
Jails
Churches
Schoolhouses
Bridges
Theaters
Depots
Rooms with a Past
Monuments
Statues

Gas Stations
Post Offices
Museums
Water Towers
Grain Elevators
Cotton Gins
Lodges
Stores
Banks

Vintage Photos
Historic Trees
Cemeteries
Old Neon
Ghost Signs
Signs
Murals
Gargoyles
Pitted Dates
Cornerstones
Then & Now

Columns: History/Opinion
Texas History
Small Town Sagas
Black History
WWII
Texas Centennial
Ghosts
People
Animals
Food
Music
Art

Books
Cotton
Texas Railroads

Texas Trips
Texas Drives
Texas State Parks
Texas Rivers
Texas Lakes
Texas Forts
Texas Trails
Texas Maps
USA
MEXICO
HOTELS

Site Map
About Us
Privacy Statement
Disclaimer
Contributors
Staff
Contact Us

 
Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes LLC. All Rights Reserved