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County
Henderson
Region
Praries & Lakes
Population
2010 Census - 2,734
2000 Census - 2,099
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Chandler, Texas
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Chandler Texas History:
The Chandler area was originally inhabited by Caddo Indians. In 1859, Alphonso H. Chandler settled two miles north of present day Chandler in Stillwater. The 1873 Stillwater post office was renamed Chandler in 1880. Around 1880, Chandler donated a right-of-way to the Texas and St. Louis Railway. The settlement that developed around the railroad was named Chandler. By 1890, Chandler had a cotton gin, a mill, and a school and two churches. Chandler incorporated in 1910. By 1936, the town had around twenty businesses and 624 residents, and fruit orchards had replaced cotton as the major industry. Chandler is located just north of Lake Palestine and just east of the Neches River at the intersections of SH 31, FM 2010 and FM 315 (Broad Street), 20 miles north of Frankston, 42 miles northeast of Palestine, 34.6 miles northeast of Malakoff and the Cedar Creek Reservoir, 24.8 miles northeast of Athens, 16.4 miles northeast of Murchison, 31.4 miles southeast of Canton, 19.7 miles southeast of Ben Wheeler, 13 miles southeast of Edom, 43.5 miles south of Quitman, 34 miles south of Mineola, 22 miles southwest of Lindale, 37 miles southwest of Kilgore, 37 miles southwest of Gladewater and Lake Gladewater, 11.4 miles southwest of Tyler, 36 miles northwest of Jacksonville and Lake Jacksonville, 22.3 miles northwest of Whitehouse and Lake Tyler, and 23 miles northwest of Bullard, Texas. 
 
Chandler Museum & Visitor Center:
The Yarborough House, the birthplace and childhood home of U.S. Senator Ralph W. Yarborough was moved to its current location in 2012. The house now is home to the Chandler Museum. The museum features a genealogy room, a Yarborough history room and a gift shop. Museum artifacts date to the early 1800s. Open Wed-Sat, 1pm-4pm. (903) 849-2243. Group reservations and tours are available by calling (903) 521-5962. 721 SH 31 East.  
 
Chandler Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, copy and print services, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 9am-1pm; closed Sunday. (903) 849-4122. The library is located at 900 E. SH 31, Chandler, TX 75758.