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QUINLAN, TEXAS

Hunt County, North Central Texas

32 54' 32" N, 96 7' 58" W (32.908889, -96.132778)

Highway 34 and 276
5 miles W of Lake Tawakoni
16 miles S of Greenville the county seat
16 miles NE of Terrell
22 miles W Emory
20 miles E of Rockwall
42 miles W of Dallas
Population: 1,584 Est. (2019)
1,394 (2010) 1,370 (2000) 1,360 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Originally named Roberts, for Governor O. M. Roberts, who sold land to the Texas Central Railroad.

A Brief Timeline of Significant Events:

1886: The Texas Central Railroad becomes the Texas Midland Railroad.
1892: The Texas Midland abandons the Roberts depot and establishes Quinlan, 1 miles north. The new town was named after George Austin Quinlan, vice president of the Houston and Texas Central Railway.
1894: A post office was granted and the railroad is extended north through Greenville to Paris.

1900: Population reaches 362
1910: Population reaches 537
1914: Population reaches 600

In 1933 Quinlan had 512 residents and thirty businesses; in 1952 the population of 599 supported twenty-five businesses; in 1964 the community had 621 persons. After the mid-1960s It had a population of 900 in 1976 and 1,002 in 1988
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Quinlan, Texas Nearby Towns:
Greenville the county seat
Terrell
Emory
Rockwall
Dallas
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