Rising Star Chamber of Commerce, Rising Star, Texas

Why is the Town Called Rising Star?

Rising Star had its beginnings in 1876 when six families settled on the site. When the post office opened in 1878, the settlement was called Copperas Creek. In 1879 Tom Anderson bought a tract of land from one of the original settlers, and in 1880, after the old post office had been closed, he opened a post office and general store in his home. D. D. McConnell of Eastland suggested a new name for the town when he said that the area must be a "rising star country" because it produced crops when other areas were barren. Read more Rising Star History >>