Bright Star, TX (Van Zandt County)


By: Diana J. Kleiner

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994


Bright Star, at the intersection of Farm roads 47 and 1395, eighteen miles northwest of Canton in northwest Van Zandt County, had a school in 1890 that reached an enrollment of 102 in 1905 and was consolidated with the Wills Point Independent School District by the 1950s. State highway maps of 1936 showed a business, a cemetery, and scattered dwellings at the townsite, but by the 1980s only the church, the cemetery, and residences along the highway remained.

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  • Communities

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Diana J. Kleiner, “Bright Star, TX (Van Zandt County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/bright-star-tx-van-zandt-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Place
Bright Star
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1372719
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Van Zandt County
Associated Names

Guy

Sava

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.79956950°
  • Longitude: -95.95107820°