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FLYNN, TEXAS

Leon County, Central Texas S
FM 977 and FM 39
10 miles off Interstate Hwy 45
12 miles SW of Centerville
45 miles NW of Huntsville
37 miles NE of Bryan | College Station
Population: 81

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Protecting and serving in Flynn
Flynn Grocery & Feed store
TE photo, May 2001
Flynn was named after Edward J. Flynn who was a railroad official and probably never set foot in town. The railroad (Trinity and Brazos Valley) came through in 1906 and they got a post office in 1909.

We have no idea how they got their mail before the post office - maybe the Railway Post Office just threw it off the train and the residents found it the next morning.
old store in Flynn, Texas
A former business in Flynn
TE photo, May 2001
There was a two-story school and a two-story hotel in Flynn at one time in its history, but no evidence is standing today. The 20s were a prosperous time for Flynn. It had a leather shop, café, phone office, lumberyard, chair factory, ice-house and a grist-mill, as well as the previously mentioned school.

Today the population is less than 100 and the one store seems to be a gathering place for Flynn residents.
Martha and Jesse Brinkley, Flynn, Texas
Martha and Jesse Brinkley

Photo courtesy Brinkley Family Archive

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