Brownsboro Texas

The City of Brownsboro is located in northeast Henderson County in Upper East Texas on Texas Highway 31 and FM314.

The city is situated west of Chandler, south of Edom, and east of Murchison.

Brownsboro, Texas City Limit

City of Brownsboro

Henderson County

Brownsboro Independent School District

Pioneer Days Festival

Population 1,212 residents in the 2020 Federal Census
Area Code 903
Zip Code 75756

 

Interactive Map of Brownsboro Texas (courtesy of Google)


Map of Upper East Texas

Map of East Texas

Edom Texas

Lots of activity and fun in downtown, Edom, Texas!

Lots of activity and fun in downtown, Edom, Texas! (Staff Photo)

Edom, Texas is just a short drive north of Brownsboro at the intersection of FM 279 and FM 314.

It is the third oldest town in Van Zandt County, was first established several miles from its present site in 1849.

Sometime later the town was moved to its present location. For more information about the history of Edom, we recommend a visit to the Edom Historical Society Museum in walking distance from other popular attractions in Edom.

Today, Edom is a lovely small community of restaurants, art galleries, shops, farms, retreats, B&Bs and more. Edom is also the home to spring and fall art shows well known in all of Texas.

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center near Brownsboro in Athens
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center near Brownsboro in Athens

Close to Athens and Brownsboro is the widely known and visited Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC).

The facility combines outdoor education with a production fish hatchery. This $18 million facility was built without the use of state funds even though it belongs to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TFFC houses a hatchery, laboratory, aquarium, and education center focusing on underwater wildlife in the state’s freshwater streams, ponds and lakes.

The Center is located southwest of Brownsboro, and about four miles east of Athens. The main entrance is at 5550 FM 2495, Athens, Texas 75752. Phone 903.676.2277

Read more about the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Attractions and Things to Do in Nearby Chandler

Chandler is located just east of Brownsboro on Highway 31. Winchester Park is located on the southern end of Chandler. Facilities include three baseball fields, a playground, two pavilions, two concession areas, a lake and a walking trail.

Visit Lake Palestine near Chandler in East Texas

McCain Park is located at the western entrance to Chandler on Highway 31. Built in 2005 with proceeds from an award won by Keep Chandler Beautiful, McCain Park is beautifully landscaped and contains:

  • Chandler Museum & Visitor Center
  • Lighted concrete walking paths and benches
  • Flag pole
  • Gazebo
  • Paved parking lot

River Park is located at the eastern entrance to Chandler on Highway 31 at the Neches River. Located on the banks of the Neches River, the park provides:

  • Boat ramp for fishermen
  • Paved parking
  • Nature walk
  • Picnic areas
  • Parking lot
  • Portable toilets

Nearby is Lake Palestine, a 25,000 acre reservoir providing boating, fishing, camping and other outdoor recreational activities.

Numerous annual events are held in Chandler, such as the Annual Pow Wow, Kid Fish Day, Great American Clean-Up Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Holiday in the Park, July 4th Festivities and much more!

Winchester Park in Chandler
Winchester Park in Chandler
Gazebo in McCain Park in Chandler
Gazebo in McCain Park in Chandler

 

More East Texas Attractions

While in the Brownsboro area, many visitors take interesting day trips in multiple directions:

    • Jefferson - antiques, Jay Gould's railroad car, Jefferson Carnegie Library, steam train rides, steamboats on Caddo Lake, B&Bs
    • Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas, Gusher Days, Roundup Rodeo, Helen Lee Daffodil Gardens
    • Gilmer - East Texas Yamboree, Historic Upshur Museum, Lake Gilmer
    • Kilgore - home of the East Texas Oil Museum and Kilgore College
    • Joinerville Texas - Daisy Bradford oil discovery monuments and Great East Texas Oilfield markers, Gaston Museum
    • Longview - Gregg County Fair & Exposition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, R.G. LeTourneau Museum, Great Texas Balloon Race, historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
    • Marshall - Michelson Museum of Art, Starr Family home State Historic Park, Harrison County Historical Museum, The Weisman, Ginocchio Hotel, T&P Railroad Museum, Christmas Wonderland of Lights
    • Carthage - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, East Texas Oil & Gas Blast, Piney Woods Quilt Festival Rode Jamboree
    • Henderson - Heritage Syrup Festival, Howard Dickinson House Museum, Depot Museum, antique shopping, Historic Downtown Square
    • Canton - First Monday Trade Days, Texas Horse Park, Splash Kingdom Water Park
    • Athens - East Texas Arboretum, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Cain Center and the Athens Scuba Park
    • Gun Barrel City - Fishing, boating and outdoor activities around Cedar Creek Lake
    • Palestine - Texas State Railroad, Davey Dogwood Park, Dogwood Trails Festival, Anderson County Courthouse
    • Jefferson - antiques, Jay Gould's railroad car, Jefferson Carnegie Library, steam train rides, steamboats on Caddo Lake, B&Bs

 


Lodging Options in the Brownsboro Area