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FLOWELLA, TEXAS


Brooks County, South Texas

2713'9"N 983'58"W (27.219277, -98.066155)

FM 2191 near Hwy 285 and Los Olmos Creek
5 miles E of Falfurrias the county seat
38 miles E of Hebbronville
36 miles S of Alice
25 miles SW of Kingsville
ZIP code 78355
Area code 361
Population: 118 (2010) 134 (2000)

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Flowella TX Old SchoolHous
Old Schoolhouse?
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010

History on a Pinhead

Town builders named Burton and Danforth platted the community around a flowing well in 1909. A post office opened the following year and remained open through 1923. Before WWI, population estimate was 60 residents served by a single store.

Population figures are unavailable for the first nine decades. They did have the necessary amenities of a town - including a hotel. It is regarded as a dispersed rural community. An estimated count of 134 residents was recorded in 2000.

Residents seem to have used cemeteries in Falfurrias since none are shown in the Flowella vicinity.

Flowella TX country road
Flowella country road
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010

Brooks County   Flowella TX  1913 Postmark info
Brooks County   Flowella TX  1913 Postmark
Postcard canceled with 1913 Flowella postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection


TX Brooks County 1940s Map
Brooks County 1940s map showing Flowella
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Flowella, Texas Nearby Towns:
Falfurrias the county seat
Hebbronville
Alice
Kingsville
See Brooks County

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