History of Venus

  • Venus Square
    Venus Square
  • Venus Rail
    Venus Rail
  • Incorporated Venus Plat
    Incorporated Venus Plat
  • Cotton Gin
    Cotton Gin
  • Downtown Venus
    Downtown Venus
  • Venus Downtown
    Venus Downtown
  • Venus Railroad
    Venus Railroad
  • Old Jail
    Old Jail
  • Venus Newspaper
    Venus Newspaper

Downtown Venus

Venus, Texas, rose from the cornfields on the Blackland Prairie of far northeastern Johnson County during the 1880s, at the junction of the International Great Northern and the Gulf, Colorado and Sante Fe railroads.  Originally known as Gossip, then Midway, it incorporated under the name Venus in 1903 upon 80 acres owned by founder J.C Smyth, becoming one of Johnson County's most prosperous cities and The Cotton Capital of Texas.

  1970 Downtown Venus