According to THEMBAPROGRAMS.COM, Queen City, Texas is located in East Texas and is the county seat of Cass County. It is situated on the banks of the Red River, which provides access to many of the city’s recreational activities such as fishing and boating. The climate in Queen City is humid subtropical with hot summers and mild winters. The area experiences a fair amount of rainfall throughout the year, particularly in spring and autumn.
The history of Queen City dates back to 1845 when it was founded by settlers from Alabama who chose the city’s location due to its proximity to a natural ford across the Red River. The town quickly grew as an agricultural center and became known for its cotton production. In 1876, Queen City was officially incorporated as a city and began to experience rapid growth due to its strategic location on several railway lines.
Today, Queen City has a mayor-council form of government with seven council members elected from each ward in the city limits. The economy is largely based on agriculture, forestry, and oil production but there are also many small businesses that are thriving in this area.
Queen City also has an excellent school district with five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and several private schools available for students K-12. There are also several higher education institutions within close proximity such as Kilgore College and Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX which offer degree programs ranging from associate’s degrees to doctoral programs.
The landmarks that characterize Queen City include its historic downtown area with beautiful Victorian homes lining Main Street; Cass County Courthouse which was built in 1903; Lake O’ Pines which offers camping sites as well as fishing; Smith Park which features a walking trail around a small lake; Kickapoo Creek Nature Preserve which provides visitors with access to over 1300 acres of natural beauty; and Sam Houston National Forest located just outside of town offering miles of trails perfect for hiking or horseback riding.
Population: 1,613. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,591 (-1.4% change)
Males: 734 (45.5%), Females: 879 (54.5%)
Zip code: 75572
Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $26,058
Median house value: $50,000
Races in Queen City:
- White Non-Hispanic (81.4%)
- Black (14.4%)
- Hispanic (1.9%)
- American Indian (1.8%)
- Two or more races (1.6%)
- Other race (0.7%)
Ancestries: United States (17.3%), Irish (12.8%), English (8.2%), German (6.0%), French (2.4%), Dutch (1.2%).
Land area: 3.6 square miles
Queen City, Texas is a small rural town located in the northeast corner of the state. With a population of just over 3,000 people, it is truly a small-town experience. The majority of the population is made up of Caucasian Americans with a smaller percentage of African Americans and Hispanic Americans. There are also a few Native American citizens living in Queen City.
The town has two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school that serve its students. The majority of the people living in Queen City are employed in the agricultural industry within a 50 mile radius of the town. There are also some residents who work in nearby towns and cities such as Marshall, Longview, and Texarkana which are all within an hour’s drive away from Queen City.
The town has several churches that serve its citizens including Baptist, Methodist and Catholic denominations as well as nondenominational churches. There are also several local businesses that cater to the needs of its citizens such as grocery stores, restaurants, banks and other essential services. Queen City is home to two parks with playgrounds for children to enjoy as well as an eighteen hole golf course. In addition to these attractions there are several annual festivals held throughout the year that bring visitors from all over Texas to experience small-town life at its best!
For population 25 years and over in Queen City
- High school or higher: 69.9%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.5%
- Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
- Unemployed: 3.5%
- Mean travel time to work: 18.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Queen City city
- Never married: 21.5%
- Now married: 53.9%
- Separated: 3.8%
- Widowed: 9.7%
- Divorced: 11.1%
0.6% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: -123 (-7.1%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Queen City:
- ATLANTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; ATLANTA, TX)
- LINDEN MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; LINDEN, TX)
- HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF TEXARKANA (about 19 miles; TEXARKANA, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Queen City:
- TEXARKANA REGIONAL-WEBB FIELD (about 24 miles; TEXARKANA, AR; Abbreviation: TXK)
- SHREVEPORT REGIONAL (about 55 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Abbreviation: SHV)
- BARKSDALE AFB (about 57 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; Abbreviation: BAD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Queen City:
- HALL-MILLER MUNI (about 5 miles; ATLANTA, TX; Abbreviation: ATA)
- IDA’S (about 22 miles; IDA, LA; Abbreviation: L87)
- VIVIAN (about 24 miles; VIVIAN, LA; Abbreviation: 3F4)
Amtrak station near Queen City:
- 20 miles: TEXARKANA (100 E. FRONT ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Queen City:
- BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,743)
- LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT (about 67 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,059)
- SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS (about 67 miles; MAGNOLIA, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,646)
- KILGORE COLLEGE (about 73 miles; KILGORE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,814)
- HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,109)
- TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 98 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,872)
- THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (about 98 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
Public high school in Queen City:
- QUEEN CITY H S (Students: 345; Location: 1013 HOUSTON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Queen City:
- J K HILEMAN EL (Students: 443; Location: 1013 HOUSTON ST; Grades: PK – 04)
- MORRIS UPCHURCH MIDDLE (Students: 343; Location: 1013 HOUSTON ST; Grades: 05 – 08)