Location of Frankston, Texas
|• Total||2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)|
|• Land||2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||420 ft (128 m)|
|• Density||495/sq mi (191.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||430, 903|
|GNIS feature ID||1373769|
There are two theories as to how Frankston got its name.
The one most accepted (and shown on the city's official website) is that Frankston was named for Frankie Miller, a young woman who donated land for the downtown city park.
An alternate theory for the name of the town was that Frankston was named after Frank Miller who owned the land when the railway was built. The Miller house still stands as a historical landmark in the southeast part of town, down ACR 19. The state bought the land from him and named the city in his honor. The original Main Street still holds the name Miller Street. The junction of highways 155 and 175 is now the central point of the town.
- U.S. Highway 175
- State Highway 155
- Farm to Market Road 19
A railroad line operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad (originally built and operated by the Texas & New Orleans Railroad) served Frankston from 1902 until its abandonment in the mid-1980s. The only remaining vestige of the rail line in the city is a building used by the railroad company as a depot; it now serves as Frankston's public library.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,209 people, 472 households, and 320 families residing in the town. The population density was 488.6 people per square mile (189.0/km²). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 212.2 per square mile (82.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.68% White, 10.92% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.91% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.
There were 472 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $37,130. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,609. About 12.8% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 25.6% of those age 65 or over.
Frankston's City Hall building, on the west side of downtown, also includes its police department as well as an annex for the Anderson County sheriff's department.
Frankston is served by a fire department, but on a volunteer basis.
Anderson County operates a sub-courthouse located on the southwest corner of Frankston's downtown square.
The U.S. Postal Service operates a Post Office, located east of downtown at 400 East Main Street, Frankston, Texas 75763-9997.
Frankston's public library is located on the south side of the downtown square, inside a restored railroad depot.
Adjacent to the Depot Library is the Kathleen Cook Fitzgerald Museum. The building originally served as a local courthouse in years past, but was moved to its current site and restored in 1985. The Museum's focus is historical artifacts of Frankston and its vicinity. It was the wish of Mrs. Fitzgerald, a local schoolteacher, that there should be both a library and museum in the city.
Frankston is served by the Frankston Independent School District.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Frankston has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.
- Kendrick Rogers, Wide Receiver for Texas A&M
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Frankston town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
- "Welcome". City of Frankston. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Climate Summary for Frankston, Texas
- City of Frankston official website
- Frankston Citizen, weekly newspaper
- Frankston Depot Library
- Frankston City Cemetery at Find A Grave
- Frankston City Park historical marker from Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission)
- Frankston Railroad Depot historical marker from Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission)
- Frankston, TX from the Handbook of Texas Online