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Fluvanna is an unincorporated community in Scurry County, Texas, United States. It lies just south of the Llano Estacado high atop the caprock, where Farm-to-Market Road 1269 and Ranch Road 612 intersect.

Fluvanna, Texas
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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
CountyScurry
RegionWest Texas
Established1908
Elevation2,674 ft (815 m)
Population
 (2000)[2]
 • Total180
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
WebsiteHandbook of Texas

Fluvanna is named for a surveyor's home county — Fluvanna County, Virginia.[3] Fluvanna was established by realty promoters [4] who knew where the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railway would terminate to satisfy its charter's 50-miles-of-line requirement.[5]

Fluvanna's importance lessened when the railroad closed the 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] The post office has closed in Fluvanna, yet the area still retains the 79517 zip code. Several wind power generation companies (i.e.: GE) have office and shop locations in town, there is one convenience store, but no gas station in Fluvanna.

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  1. ^ "Fluvanna". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Census 2000 Data for the State of Texas, https://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.
  5. ^ "The Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway", https://sites.google.com/site/roscoesnyderpacific/home/history/ (accessed June 19, 2019)

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