Frankston is a city in Anderson County, about 20 minutes from Jacksonville. Homes for rent allow families to go antiquing at Pandora's Box Antiques, delve into some country home cooking at Brenda's Country Kettle or grab a slice at Milano's Pizza.
Facts for Renters
The city was founded in January 1902 after Frankie Miller donated a chunk of land for a city park. The city was initially known as Ayers, but was renamed after Miller and her generous donation. It became popular after the Texas and New Orleans Railroad was constructed in the area.
The city was known for its prosperous lumber business, which was still thriving until the 1980s. By 1925, the cotton industry was booming and the city also cultivated peaches and tomatoes. Many businesses popped up around the town square and in adjacent blocks.
At one point, the city had three hotels, a basket factory, several stores and restaurants, a livery stable, a movie house, a Masonic hall, and many gas stations. In the 1980s, a Mayor-Council style of government was incorporated into Frankston.
The rail depot was converted into the Depot Library and the Ellis Mercantile served a historical retreat for visitors.
Most of the economy is now centered around fishing and ranching, as the town is located in a rural area with rolling hills and woodlands.