Anchor, Texas

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Anchor is an Unincorporated community in central Brazoria County, Texas that formerly had a distinct community. The location of Anchor is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 521 and County Road 44, 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Angleton.[1]

Some believe the community was named after a local cattle brand, while others hold it was named after Anchor, Illinois, the native home of an early settler.[2]

Popular culture[edit]

  • There is an old episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show, number 146, entitled "Remember the Alimony", which is set in Anchor.


  1. ^ "Anchor, Texas." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved on July 16, 2010.
  2. ^ Tarpley, Fred (5 July 2010). 1001 Texas Place Names. University of Texas Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-292-78693-6.

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Coordinates: 29°12′30″N 95°28′24″W / 29.20833°N 95.47333°W / 29.20833; -95.47333