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Welcome to Rising Star ...
The town of Rising Star is located in the Texas Panhandle.
While we don't have a date for the founding of Rising Star, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Rising Star has a population of 827 people<2> (see below for details).
The community of Rising Star is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Rising Star lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Rising Star: (254)
The ZIP code for Rising Star: 76471<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rising Star had an population of 827 people. This is a decrease of 0.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.96% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Rising Star had a population of 835 people. This makes Rising Star the county's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 835 people, the population of Rising Star has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 835 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Rising Star.
Communities near Rising Star ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rising Star.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rising Star. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rising Star.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rising Star. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rising Star.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rising Star. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rising Star.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rising Star ...
Looking for more information about Rising Star? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Rising Star, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rising Star.
Adding Rising Star to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Rising Star in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Rising Star was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Rising Star on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Rising Star.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rising Star. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Eastland County: www.eastlandcountytexas.com/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023