Bright Star

Bright Star, at the intersection of Farm roads 47 and 1395, eighteen miles northwest of Canton in northwest Van Zandt County, had a school in 1890 that reached an enrollment of 102 in 1905 and was consolidated with the Wills Point Independent School District by the 1950s. State highway maps of 1936 showed a business, a cemetery, and scattered dwellings at the townsite, but by the 1980s only the church, the cemetery, and residences along the highway remained.

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Diana J. Kleiner | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Bright Star is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Bright Star is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Guy)
  • (Sava)


Latitude: 32.79956950
Longitude: -95.95107820

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated