The Jones County Courthouse in Anson.
Map of Anson
|• Total||2.1 sq mi (5 km2)|
|• Land||2.1 sq mi (5 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||1,729 ft (527 m)|
|• Density||1,200/sq mi (470/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1329566|
Anson is a city in the US state of Texas. It is the county seat of Jones County. About 2,556 people lived there in 2000. Before 1882, the name was Jones City. In 1882, Anson was named for Anson Jones, the fifth President of the Republic of Texas.