Van Alstyne is a city in Grayson and Collin counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 3,046 at the 2010 census. The Grayson County portion of Van Alstyne is part of the Sherman–Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.
|Motto: "Proud Past, Bright Future"|
Location of Van Alstyne, Texas
|Coordinates: 33°25′26″N 96°34′43″W|
Van Alstyne was built in 1872, for settlers to be near the railroad stop of the Houston and Texas Central Railway. The town was named for either William A. Van Alstyne, a civil engineer with the railroad, or for Marie Van Alstyne, a shareholder in the railroad company.
The town was incorporated in 1890.
Van Alstyne is located at (33.423911, -96.578730).
According to the United States Census, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all of it land.
Students are served by the Van Alstyne Independent School District. Schools in the district include Van Alstyne Elementary School, Van Alstyne Middle School and Van Alstyne High School.
Grayson County College operates a branch campus in Van Alstyne.