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TYNAN, TEXAS

Bee County, South Texas
Highways 359 and 358
7 Miles SW of Skidmore
18 Miles SW of Beeville
43 Miles NW of Corpus Christi
6 Miles NE of Mathis
Population: 301 (2000)


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Tynan Tx - St. Paul Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
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History in a Pecan Shell

Named to honor one John Tynan, the town was nothing but a few ranches before the arrival of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway in 1888.

In 1906 the town was platted and the post office opened in 1911 - a short time before the town's first store opened for business. The town's first cotton gin was destroyed by fire in 1916, and when a new gin was built to replace it - it was a cooperative called the Tynan Gin Company.

In 1915 the Bank of Tynan opened, but it closed as a result of the Great Depression. A schoolhouse was built in 1916. During the late 1940s the two neighboring towns consolidated their schools into the Skidmore-Tynan school district. The population was only 212 in the late forties, and it remained at about that level ever since.
Tynan Tx - Waldheim Cemetery

Waldheim Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
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Tynan Tx - Post Office
Tynan Post Office
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Tynan Texas grain elevators
Tynan grain elevators
TE photo, 2006
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Tynan Texas old gas pumps
Old gas pumps
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Tynan Tx Road Sign
Tynan Road Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013

Tynan, Texas Area Towns:
Skidmore
Beeville
Corpus Christi
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