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FLY GAP, TEXAS

Mason County, Texas Hill Country
1/2 mile W of Ranch Road 1900
12 miles NE of Mason
Population: Unknown

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Fly Gap schoolhouse, Texas Hill Country
Fly Gap Schoolhouse / Community Center

Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, August 2005
History in a Pecan Shell

The unusual name is said to come from an incident involving an Indian raid. The settlers staged an ambush in a mountain gap - and when returning to their staked horses, found them horribly fly-bit, hence the name.

The area was home to a dozen families in 1883 and the following year land was donated for a church/ school building. In 1884 the community was granted a post office but it was closed by 1898. The school burned in 1917 but was rebuilt and this building later became home to the Fly Gap Community Club. The cemetery and school remain.
Fly Gap Cemetery, Texas
Fly Gap Cemetery

Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, August 2005
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Photographer's Note
: "The cemetery is roughly 50 yards behind the school house, the only building I saw. Both are right off Fly Gap Rd."

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