Linn Flat

Linn Flat, a rural community off State Highway 204 some fourteen miles northwest of Nacogdoches in northern Nacogdoches County, was first settled in the late 1840s. The town is said to have been named for its location on a small level prairie, surrounded by several creeks, where a grove of linden trees was growing. A post office was opened in 1850, and a school and a cemetery were established around the same time. During Reconstruction Linn Flat was the site of political fighting between local conservatives and agents of Governor Edmund J. Davis's State Police. In December 1871, in what is known as the Linn Flat Raid, one local man was killed by Texas State militiamen, prompting a well-publicized trial.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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60 2009 Local Officials