About Van Alstyne, TX
Van Alstyne is a town located in the state of Texas, spanning Grayson and Collin Counties. As of the 2010 census, the city's population stood at 3,046 residents. This charming town was established in 1873 to provide a convenient settlement for early pioneers near the railway station of the Houston and Texas Central Railway. Its name, Van Alstyne, is thought to have been inspired by the railway engineer William A. Van Alstyne. According to data from the United States Census, Van Alstyne covers a total land area of 4.1 square miles.