Anderson Real Estate
Anderson, Texas is a small community that packs a big historical punch. Once the fourth-largest city in the state, Anderson is a both a time capsule to the bygone days and the neighboring zip code to the famous actor, Chuck Norris.
Fanthorp was the original name of the town, named for Henry Fanthorp, who purchased a large section of the land in Grimes County.
In 1834, Mr. Fanthorp built a house that grew into what is now known as the Fanthorp Inn. During the days of stage coaches, the Fanthorp Inn was the only facility used as a mail drop in the county. Mr. Fanthorp himself was the postmaster. It was also a tavern, designed and expanded to accommodate travelers or new residents to the community. Also, it was the site of the death of Kenneth Anderson, the last Vice President of the Republic of Texas. After Mr. Anderson's passing, the town was renamed Anderson in his honor.
Living in Anderson
Residents and visitors are welcomed today to the Fanthorp Inn, as it is now owned by the state parks system of Texas. Historical, political figures such as Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis were friends of Mr. Fanthorp's and were rumored to have graced the Inn's hallways.
Anderson, Texas is the county seat of Grimes County with the courthouse anchoring the surrounding commercial buildings. The stately courthouse was built in 1893 and hosted a very public gang member trial in the 1930's. The building itself is not the original courthouse, but the site of all the courthouses - four in total - has remained the same over the years.
The architecture is one of the most interesting in the state in the public facilities category. It is Italianate style with two grand, sweeping staircases that lead to the district courtroom. The structure itself is made from hand-formed red brick with complimentary limestone details. In 2002, the courthouse was restored under the Texas Historical Commission’s Courthouse Preservation Program.
Real Estate in Anderson
Today, Anderson holds on to its traditions but places emphasis on the future by way of the youth in the community. The Anderson-Shiro Consolidated School District is a core focus of the residents in Grimes County. The district has received numerous awards from the state, as well as federal programs and grants over the years in academic areas. Teachers in the district have been recipients of awards in several academic categories.
In mileage calculations, Anderson is not that far from the Bryan/College Station area, a little over 27 miles total from the two communities. Although Anderson is small in population size compared to its neighboring college town, it is stand-alone on the character. The city and surrounding areas are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Anderson is a smart alternative for professionals whose offices lie in larger, yet close by cities. There is room to roam on Texas-sized estates, as well as a considerably reduced traffic scenario compared to its bigger neighbors. But, don't take our word for it, come see for yourself.
10 Results Found
- Listing courtesy of Timothy Grimes - Martha Turner Sotheby's Int'l
Status ActiveListing Price $4,950,000
10285 Sanders Ranch Road, Anderson, Texas TX 77830
6 Total Baths4,860 SqFt216.204 Acresr827364585
- Listing courtesy of Tiffany Bullard - Walsh &Mangan Premier RE Group
Status ActiveListing Price $2,500,000
16556 Fm 3090 Road, Anderson, Texas TX 77830-9082
6 Total Baths5,209 SqFt17.760 Acresr827364585
- Listing courtesy of Michelle Taylor - NextHome Realty Solutions BCS
Status ActiveListing Price $2,250,000
7777 County Road 192, Anderson, Texas TX 77830-8655
4 Total Baths6,244 SqFt19.950 Acresr827364585
- Listing courtesy of Cecilia Maddox - United Real Estate
Status ActiveListing Price $649,900
4368 Scenic View Drive, Anderson, Texas TX 77830-7231
2 Total Baths1,679 SqFt14 Acresr827364585
- Listing courtesy of Dell Martinez - Dell Martinez Realty
Status ActiveListing Price $595,000
1924 S Highway 90 Highway, Anderson, Texas TX 77830-6709
2 Total Baths1,456 SqFt1.690 Acresr827364585
- Listing courtesy of Jeannie Burns - Navasota Realty
Status ActiveListing Price $560,000
1930 Valley View Drive, Anderson, Texas TX 77830-5726
3 Total Baths2,371 SqFt2.001 Acresr827364585
- Listing courtesy of Randy French - Stylecraft Builders, Inc.
Status ActiveListing Price $393,900
7958 Muir Wood Loop, Anderson, Texas TX 77830
3 Total Baths1,845 SqFt1.005 Acresr827364585
- Listing courtesy of Jack McLemore - Listing Results, LLC
Status ActiveListing Price $330,000
1974 Valley View Drive, Anderson, Texas TX 77830
2 Total Baths1,024 SqFt2 Acresr827364585
- Listing courtesy of Sally Matthews - Navasota Realty
Status ActiveListing Price $229,000
380 South Main Street, Anderson, Texas TX 77830
2 Total Baths1,441 SqFt0.169 Acresr827364585
- Listing courtesy of Betty Serrano - Keller Williams Realty -SW
Status ActiveListing Price $171,000
9747 Hall Lane, Anderson, Texas TX 77830-7738
1 Total Baths1,150 SqFt0.340 Acresr827364585