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EDGE, TEXAS

Brazos County, Central Texas S

FM 974
About 14 Miles N of Bryan
Population: 100 (2000)


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Edge TX General Store
Edge General Store
Photo courtesy Allison Garton, October 2014

History in a Pecan Shell

Founded by Dr. John Edge in the 1870s, it appeared alongside the Old San Antonio Road. It acquired a post office in the mid 1890s which remained open into the 1930s.

Dr. Edge had two brothers and the three were partners in the communityís first store. In the mid to late 1890s, Edge prospered with eleven businesses. The first population figure was 25 residents in 1900.

J. M. Lawless opened a cotton gin in 1906 and the population had reached 50 by 1910.

A high school opened in 1912 but the building burned in 1940. Later, the local schools merged with those in nearby Kurten.

The population broke the 100 mark in 1933 and the community has been so comfortable at the number, they have continued to use it through the 2000 census.

Edge TX Church
Edge TX Church
Photo courtesy Allison Garton, October 2014
Edge TX Church Of Christ
Church Of Christ
Photo courtesy Allison Garton, October 2014
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Edge TX Sign
Edge TX Sign
Photo courtesy Allison Garton, October 2014
Edge, TX Brazos County  1908 Postmark info
Edge, TX Brazos County  1908 Postmark
Postmark cancelled with 1908 Edge, TX postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Brazos County TX 1907 Postal Map

Brazos County TX 1907 Postal Map Showing Edge
(near Robertson & Madison County lines)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Edge, Texas Forum

  • Subject: Edge, TX
    Iíve attached a couple of pictures I took in Edge. Our house was built in the 1977. It was a massive thing out in the country on way more acres than any one family would need. Itís been split apart now and there are driveways along my old footpaths to fishiní holes. Itís so surreal to go back there. I literally just parked in the middle of the road because thereís still not that much traffic out there. - Allison Garton, May 24, 2015

  • Subject: Edge, TX
    I am LOVING your website!! I grew up in the tiny community of Edge, but itís not listed on your site. The general store has reopened and the population has boomed since I moved away in 1988. - Allison Garton, October 22, 2014
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