Fluvanna, Texas

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Fluvanna, Texas
Unincorporated community
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Downtown Fluvanna
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Fluvanna
Coordinates: 32°53′08″N 101°08′55″W / 32.88556°N 101.14861°W / 32.88556; -101.14861Coordinates: 32°53′08″N 101°08′55″W / 32.88556°N 101.14861°W / 32.88556; -101.14861
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Scurry
Region West Texas
Established 1908
Elevation[1] 2,674 ft (815 m)
Population (2000)[2]
 • Total 180
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Website Handbook of Texas

Fluvanna is located in Scurry County, just south of the Llano Estacado high atop the caprock in West Texas, where Farm-to-Market Road 1269 and Ranch Road 612 intersect.

Fluvanna is named for a surveyor's home county — Fluvanna County, Virginia.[3] Fluvanna was established by realty promoters who knew that the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railway would terminate at this site.[4] Fluvanna's importance lessened when the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific closed the Fluvanna station in 1941 and major highways bypassed the area.[3] The population dropped from a high of 500 in 1915 to 180 in the 2000 Census.[2] In recent years, all businesses except the post office have closed in downtown Fluvanna.

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  1. ^ "Fluvanna". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b Census 2000 Data for the State of Texas, http://www.census.gov/census2000/states/tx.html
  3. ^ a b Handbook of Texas Online, "Fluvanna, TX", http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlf18 (accessed January 27, 2009).
  4. ^ Scurry County Historical Survey Committee. Historical Markers in Scurry County. Published by Scurry County Historical Survey Committee. 1969. First Edition.

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