Anson, Texas

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Anson
City
The Jones County Courthouse in Anson.
The Jones County Courthouse in Anson.
Map of Anson
Map of Anson
Coordinates: 32°45′20″N 99°53′47″W / 32.75556°N 99.89639°W / 32.75556; -99.89639Coordinates: 32°45′20″N 99°53′47″W / 32.75556°N 99.89639°W / 32.75556; -99.89639
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyJones
Area
 • Total2.1 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Land2.1 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
1,729 ft (527 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total2,556
 • Density1,200/sq mi (470/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
79501
Area code(s)325
FIPS code48-03372
GNIS feature ID1329566

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.