J. Griffis Smith
The town traces its roots to Texana, settled in 1824. When the railroad bypassed Texana in the 1880s, the town moved to its current site and was named for the middle daughter of the railroad's founder. It is the seat of Jackson County. Edna became the Flag City with a 1968 resolution to fly the U.S. flag until "an honorable peace had been secured in Vietnam." Edna is along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/wildlifetrails.
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