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LYONS, TEXAS


Burleson County, Central Texas South

30 23' 11" N, 96 33' 48" W (30.386389, -96.563333)

Hwy 36
15 miles NW of Brenham
16 miles SE of Caldwell
ZIP code 77863
Population: 360 (1990, 2000)

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Somerville TX Museum - Painting Of Lyons, Texas
Painting of Lyons in neighboring Somerville
TE photo, April 2010

History in Pecan Shell

Lyons was first a railroad worker's camp called Pennington when the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad came through in 1880. A man named W. A. Lyon granted a right-of-way to the railroad and became the town's namesake. It was first called Lyon's Station and then shortened to Lyons.

There was also a Lyons in Fayette County (established much earlier and later absorbed by Schulenburg), but that town was named after James Lyons.

In the late 19th Century, Lyons supported a hotel, four stores, livery stables, and a newspaper as well as at least one photographer who visited from Brenham. All of this for a population estimated at only 150 people. As towns grew less self-sufficient and with two county seats only 15 miles in either direction, Lyons was doomed never to prosper.

A sense of community is still evident in Lyons and in 2000 the town had a restaurant serving "Texas Kosher-Style Meals."

Lyons Texas restaurant Longhorn sign
The Beanery in Lyons
TE photo, 2000


Lyons Texas restaurant painted sign
In Memorium
A recent visit found The Beanery closed
TE photo
, 2000


Lyons water tower
The Lyons Water Tower
TE photo, 2000
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Lyon Texas Forum

  • Subject: Naming of Lyons

  • I was just looking at your post concerning the name of Lyons Station, Texas. You state that Lyons Station was named for Warren Lyons. I believe that you are incorrect. If you investigate more, I think that you'll find that it was named for his father, James Lyons. James Lyons was killed by Comanches in 1837. Warren was taken captive and did not appear again for 10 years.

    My connections: My GG Grandfather, William B. Bridgers, as a JP married Warren Lyons and Lucy Boatright in 1848 in Lavaca County, TX. William had married Eliza Ann Lyons Tribble, a sister of Warren. My GG Grandmother, Mary Bridgers Lyons Ranne, was married to Seymour Clinton Lyons. He died in 1848. Seymour was an older brother of Warren. Thank you - Jim Cowan, Spring, Texas, May 01, 2004



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