The City of Brownsboro is located in northeast Henderson County in Upper East Texas on Texas Highway 31 and FM314.
|Population||1,212 residents in the 2020 Federal Census|
|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
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
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.
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:
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:
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
Gazebo in McCain Park in Chandler
While in the Brownsboro area, many visitors take interesting day trips in multiple directions: