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FLUVANNA, TEXAS

Scurry County, Panhandle / West Texas
FM Roads 612, 1267 and 2350
66 miles SE of Lubbock
20 miles NW of Snyder

Population: 180 Est.

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Fluvanna TX School girls 1917
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History in a Pecan Shell

The man who surveyed the area, named the town after his home county in Virginia.

It was touted as a metropolis-in-the-making, by promoters who knew that the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railroad had plans - big plans - for the town.

Things don't always turn out as planned. Road building cancelled out the railroad's importance. Then the railroad closed their presence in Fluvanna in 1941, even removing the rails in '42.

Fluvanna was also home to the Fluvanna Mercantile Company. This store joins the ranks of a handfull of other famous Texas general merchandise stores around the state which are a type of functioning museum. Started in 1915, by two partners named Stavely and Jones, the store operated for profit, but also with a strong sense of community. It bartered it's goods for eggs and cream during the depression and continued operations even after the railroad pulled out.

The 1980 census showed Fluvanna with 180 people as did the 1990 census.
Fluvanna TX Old Mercantile  building
Fluvanna Old Mercantile building
1994 Photo Courtesy Dorothy Melton Knight
Fluvanna Texas downtown stores
Downtown Fluvanna Today
Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
Fluvanna Texas garage
Fluvanna Garage
Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
Fluvanna Texas welcome sign
Welcome to Fluvanna
Photo Courtesy
Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
Fluvanna, Texas - Mass Baptisms  1916

Mass Baptism in Fluvanna, 1916

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Fluvanna, Texas Forum

  • Subject: Fluvanna
    My grandparents were Fred W. and Josie Park. They moved to Fluvanna from their ranch in Borden County about 1923. Fred owned the Fluvanna garage picured on your webpage. He and/or his son-in-law and daughter, T.C. and Ola Hoy, also had investment and/or employment at the old Fluvanna Mercantile. Fred and Josephine are buried there with their daughters, Lorena Park and Sophronia Hamilton. I visited there as a child in the 1940's. My mother was Jo (Trixie) Park, their youngest child. I have tried to contact Mary, the submitter to your forum. Her mother, Alice Haynes Cain, was my mother's best friend for years. I would appreciate a current address for Mary. - Thank you, Dorothy Melton Knight, LLknight@Q.com , September 05, 2012

  • Subject: Tornado in Fluvanna
    My mother, Alice Haynes Cain, grew up in Fluvanna. My grandfather, H. H. Haynes was Station Master for the RS&P. My mother told us the story of a cyclone/tornado that hit their house in Fluvanna when she was a young girl. I would like to find out the exact date of this cyclone. It must have occurred between 1910 and 1920, probably around 1915. Thank you. - Mary, Camary46@cs.com, El Paso, July 12, 2005
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