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QUINLAN, TEXAS

Hunt County, North Central Texas
Highway 34 and 276
4 miles W of Lake Tawakoni
12 miles S of Greenville
42 miles W of Dallas

Population 1,360

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History in a Pecan Shell

Originally named Roberts, for Governor O. M. Roberts, who sold land to the Texas Central Railroad.

A Brief Timeline of Significant Events:

1886: The Texas Central Railroad becomes the Texas Midland Railroad.
1892: The Texas Midland, abandons the Roberts depot and establishes Quinlan, 1 miles north. The new town was named after George Austin Quinlan, vice president of the Houston and Texas Central Railway.
1894: A post office was granted and the railroad is extended north through Greenville to Paris.
1900: Population reaches 362
1910: Population reaches 537
1914: Population reaches 600

In 1933 Quinlan had 512 residents and thirty businesses; in 1952 the population of 599 supported twenty-five businesses; in 1964 the community had 621 persons. After the mid-1960s It had a population of 900 in 1976 and 1,002 in 1988

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