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History of Edna
About the City
Situated at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and State
Highway 111, 25 minutes away from the Victoria Metropolitan
Area and two hours from Houston, Edna is steeped in
history and offers an appealing small-town lifestyle with
good schools, sound business opportunities, and an array of
local and regional events, recreation activities, and
Edna traces its history to the settlement of the Texana town
site in 1824. Texana served as the focal point of county
activities until the railroad bypassed Texana in favor of
the current Edna town site.
Around 1880, local businessmen in Texana were approached by
railroad promoters to route the soon to be built, New York,
Texas and Mexican Railway through Texana, the county seat of
Jackson County. Even a bonus of $30,000 offered by the
promoters to the town, did not convince Texana citizens.
They refused the offer. The railroad by-passed Texana, seven
miles to the north and the Town of Edna was born.
It was Mrs. Lucy Flournoy, who in 1882, conveyed to the New
York, Texas and Mexican Railway Company, its right of way
through the Robert Guthrie league and a half interest in the
Edna town track of 800 acres in consideration of the
building of the present railroad through the town and the
plotting of the town into convenient blocks, lots, and
streets. It may be truly said that Mrs. Lucy M. Flournoy,
was the “Mother of Edna.”
Naming of Edna
Edna is located near the center of Jackson County. The town
was named for a daughter of Count Joseph Telferner, and
Italian nobleman and financier, the contractor and builder
of the New York, Texas and Mexican Railroad. He was
co-founder together with Mrs. Lucy M. Flournoy. The count
had three daughters, Edna, Louise, and Inez, and
named the three stations along the railroad in their honor.
It was a beautiful day on July 2, 1882, that the entire
population of Jackson County was on the move. People came by
horseback, carriages, gigs, buggies, and wagons. All were
coming to see the first through train. They wanted to turn
out and celebrate. People milled around for hours before the
train arrived. Many were dressed, in the best style of the
day, others in typical pioneer and cowboy garb.
Finally, the train came into sight, her whistle blowing,
bell ringing, and the multitude shouting with joy. The noise
was deafening. It came to a halt beside the box car depot.
This train was a wood burner with a speed of 12 to 14 miles
per hour. The rails were 50 pounds, spiked to the
The multitude gathered at the Lone Star Hotel, owned and
operated by Mrs. Flournoy. Judge F.M. White gave a welcome
address. A basket dinner was spread on the ground and it has
been remembered to this day as a great feast.
Later that day, the sale of town lots was conducted on the
front porch of the Hotel. A large map of the townsite hung
on the wall. It is interesting to note the price paid for
some of the lots. The Killough corner brought $125, the
Allen corner $75, the Utzman corner $90, A.A. Egg’s
warehouse site $234. The size of the lots were 50 by 140
At the close of the day, the people all returned home, tired
but wiser. Thus came the end to Edna’s first day of
existence. It was a thrilling and exciting day for all.
Edna was founded on July 2, 1884. Incorporation was both
approved and abolished in 1899. In January 1926 the city was
again incorporated and commission form of government was
adopted. The city's home rule charter was adopted in 1966.
Edna became the "Flag City" in 1968, when the City
Council passed a resolution stating that inasmuch as our
sons were risking their lives in a conflict on foreign soil;
and knowing the draft card burning, protest marches, and
anti-war demonstrations aided and comforted the enemy and
prolonged the war; the City of Edna condemned all such
un-American activities, and wished to show its support of
the government of the United States, and decreed that the
flag of the United States be flown along city streets until
an honorable peace had been secured in Vietnam.
The resolution appeared in national publications, including
the Stars and Stripes newspaper in Vietnam. One local
citizen, serving in Vietnam at the time, became a celebrity
among his peers simply because Edna was his home town. This
patriotic, no-nonsense attitude still exists in Edna and is
symbolized by the ongoing use of the Flag City motto and the
daily display of American flags in downtown Edna.
is a city in Jackson County,
Texas, United States. The
population was 5,499 at the
2010 census. It is the
county seat of Jackson
County. Edna is the
gateway to 11,000-acre Lake
Texana, which covers the
site of Texana, Texas.
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Carport Sizing Chart:
12' Wide -
1 Car, Truck, SUV
18' Wide -
2 Compact Cars
20' Wide -
2 Mid-Sized Cars, Trucks,
22' Wide -
2 Full Size Cars, Trucks,
24' Wide -
2 Full or Oversized Cars,
Roll-up Doors (6x7 -12x12)
and snow bracing available
for all buildings.
We recommend that you measure
the vehicles to be covered using
the following procedure. Measure
the width of each vehicle and
then add 5' to accommodate the
opening of the doors to each
Sizes Available in 30' - 40'
Color swatches are approximate
and may vary from actual
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