Van is a city in Van Zandt County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,632 at the 2010 census.
Van is located at (32.526029, -95.636493).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km2), all of it land.
Location of Van, Texas
|Coordinates: 32°31′34″N 95°38′11″W|
Van is an oilboom town that grew to over 15,000 in population essentially overnight once oil was discovered. The thousands that came to town to drill for oil departed after a few short years once the oil industry was established.
Prior to the discovery of oil, Van was a small community. After the oilboom, Van was originally named, "Whodathoughtit" but was officially named Van years later.