Anadarko, TX

By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: October 11, 2004

Anadarko, also spelled Anadarco, is a small rural community located on Farm Road 1662 about sixteen miles southwest of Henderson in southwestern Rusk County. The town was established in the 1840s, and Julien Sidney Devereux, owner of the nearby Monte Verdi Plantation, was one of the founders. A post office was established on November 12, 1849. William I. Barry was appointed the first postmaster. Though the post office closed in 1878, the town served area farmers into the twentieth century. County maps in the 1930s showed homes, several churches, and a school. No population figures were available for the historic community until 2000, when Anadarko reported thirty residents.

Rusk County History (Henderson, Texas: Rusk County Historical Commission, 1982). Dorman H. Winfrey, A History of Rusk County, Texas (Waco: Texian Press, 1961). Dorman H. Winfrey, Julien Sidney Devereux and His Monte Verdi Plantation (Waco: Texian Press, 1962).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Laurie E. Jasinski, “Anadarko, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

October 11, 2004

Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Rusk County
Associated Names

Anadarco 2

  • Latitude: 31.92822470°
  • Longitude: -94.87632650°
Population Counts
People Year
30 2009
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Adoption Status: ⭐
This place has been adopted and will not be available until April 20, 2023
Adopted by:
Ricardo Cruz
Dedication Message:
In honor of my grandparents Ed and Hazel Williams