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

Eastland County TX
Eastland County

Texas Towns
A - Z
Txas Trips
Texas Trips
Eastland Hotels

Abilene Hotels


More Hotels

 

RISING STAR, TEXAS

Eastland County, Panhandle / Central Texas North

325'47"N 9857'58"W (32.096260, -98.966074)
Hwy 183 and Hwy 36
31 miles SW of Eastland the county seat
27 miles NW of Comanche
56 miles SE of Abilene
Population: 835 (2010) 835 (2000) 859 (1990)

Book Hotel Here > Eastland Hotels | Abilene Hotels
Rising Star, Texas street scene
Downtown Rising Star
Photo courtesy historictexas.net, 6-04

History in a Pecan Shell

Rising Star began with the arrival of six families from Gregg County who settled here in 1876 .The settlement was originally called Copperas Creek but had a name change when D. D. McConnell of Eastland suggested the new name. In 1880, after the old post office had been closed, a man named Tom Anderson opened a post office/ store in his home. By 1889 Rising Star had five businesses and in 1904 it had a bank, hotel, school, two newspapers, and dry goods and drug stores.

The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad arrived in 1911 when they connected through Cross Plains. The first oil found in Eastland County was near Rising Star in 1909, but the town was spared the boom that Ranger and Breckenridge saw. In 1920 a major discovery was made but city officials went to great lengths to insure order by passing strict regulations. Workers ignored the town and built a camp five miles west. A year later the boom was over and the new town melted away.
Rising Star Texas - Star in stone
The Star in Rising Star
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2013
Rising Star Texas - Rising Star City Market
Rising Star City Market. A WPA project?
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2013
Rising Star Texas - Rising Star City Market
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2013
Rising Star Texas - welcome mural
Welcome to Rising Star
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2010
Rising Star Texas - Tractor mural
Tractor mural
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2010
More Texas Murals
Rising Star Texas - Palace Drug Co
Palace Drug Co.
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2010
Rising Star, Texas - Methodist Church
Methodist Church in Rising Star
Photo courtesy historictexas.net, 6-04
More Texas Churches
Rising Star TX City Limit sign
Rising Star City Limit sign
Photo courtesy historictexas.net, 6-04

Rising Star, Texas Forum

Subject: Rising Star, Texas
My grandmother had the 1st. set of twins born there. I think in Eastland County, but not sure. One was named after Truman Higginbotham White and the other was named after the other owner. Truman H. White and his brother who died at 18mo. Marshall and Mary White, parents. Grand-daddy White had a wood leg he had made after he got it caught in a peanut thrasher. The Store brought 2 sets of cribs, highchairs, and chester-drawers that were made of beautiful wood. One set for each boy. It was a gift. My parents farmed, then moved to oil field work, then back to "Star ", Cleo "Shook" and Howard White. Bet if you ask the old people they can really give you stories about Daddy. I am also 1st cousin to the Longs. Aunt Rene " Rieghly Long's wife," and Aunt Claudia May "Bill Gardner's Wife" were Mom's sisters. Aunt Sue Gardner as ya'll called her. You may not even want to know any of that. But Thanks anyway, Patsy Nixon, January 07, 2006

Take a road trip

Rising Star, Texas Nearby Towns:
Eastland the county seat
Abilene | Comanche
See Eastland County | Panhandle | Central Texas North

Book Hotel Here:
Abilene Hotels | Eastland 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 Towns A - Z Texas Regions:
Gulf Texas Gulf Coast East East Texas North Central Texas North Central Woutn Central Texas South Panhandle Texas Panhandle
South South Texas Hill Texas Hill Country West West Texas Ghost Texas Ghost Towns counties Texas Counties

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
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
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