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TYNAN, TEXAS

Bee County, South Texas

2810'10"N 9745'29"W (28.169448, -97.757946)
Highways 359 and 358
18 Miles SW of Beeville
7 Miles SW of Skidmore
43 Miles NW of Corpus Christi
6 Miles NE of Mathis
Population: 278 (2010) 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 - Post Office
Tynan Post Office, TX 78391
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
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Tynan Tx - Waldheim Cemetery

Waldheim Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
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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
TE photo, 2006
Tynan Tx Road Sign
Tynan Road Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
TX Bee County 1920s Map
1920s Bee County map showing Medio Creek and Tuleta nearby towns:
Beeville, Normanna & Pettus

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Tynan, Texas Nearby Towns:
Beeville | Skidmore | Corpus Christi
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