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Anchor TX FM 521
The intersection of FM 521 and County 44 (at left), once an important railroad intersection.

Anchor is an unincorporated community in central Brazoria County, Texas, united States. The location of Anchor is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 521 and County Road 44, 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Angleton.

The community may have been named for a local cattle brand; it may also have been named after Anchor, Illinois, the native home of an early settler.

An episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show, number 146, entitled "Remember the Alimony", was set in Anchor. In the episode, the town was moved to very near the Mexican border and given an army base.

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  • There is an old episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show, number 146, entitled "Remember the Alimony", which is purportedly set in Anchor. However, given that Anchor is supposed to be a few miles from Mexico, and suffers dust storms, the fictional Anchor bears little resemblance to the actual.
  • Anchor, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
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