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DALE CREST, TEXAS. Dale Crest is between Farm Roads 857 and 1255 southeast of Grand Saline in extreme eastern Van Zandt County. It had likely developed by 1900 and may have taken its name from local resident Lemuel Dale or the Reverend George Dale, a Baptist minister. By the 1980s most residents had moved away, and state highway maps showed only a single church remaining at the townsite.


Van Zandt County History Book Committee, History of Van Zandt County (Dallas, 1984).

Diana J. Kleiner


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

Diana J. Kleiner, "DALE CREST, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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