Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake is a rural church and recreation community by Crystal Lake on U.S. Highway 84 and the Texas State Railroad, eight miles east of Palestine in eastern Anderson County. In the 1930s the community had a number of dwellings, a golf course, and a school belonging to the Swanson Spring school district. The school served forty-nine pupils in 1932, but by 1955 had been consolidated with the Palestine school. In 1982 Crystal Lake had Antioch Church and several scattered dwellings; by 1985 one business was located there. The nearby Crystal Lake has fishing and camping facilities and is used by the Crystal Lake Country Club. In 2000 the population was twenty.

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Mark Odintz | © 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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Place type

Crystal Lake is classified as a Town


Latitude: 31.73961700
Longitude: -95.50523030

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2014