Welcome to the website of
Edna, the Flag City of Texas and the county seat
of Jackson County.
Situated at the intersection of US Highway 59 and State Highway 111, twenty five minutes away from the Victoria Metropolitan Area and two hours from Houston, Edna is steeped in
history and offers an appealing small-town lifestyle with
schools, sound business
opportunities, and an array of local and regional events,
activities, and historical sites.
Edna traces its history to the settlement of the
Texana town site in 1824. Texana served as the
focal point of county activities until the railroad bypassed Texana in favor of the current Edna town site.
Named for the middle daughter of the founder of the
New York, Texas and Mexico
Railroad, Edna was founded on July 02, 1884. Incorporation was both approved and abolished in 1899. In January 1926 the City was again incorporated and a commission form of government was
adopted. The Citys home rule charter was adopted in 1966.
Edna became the Flag City in 1968, when the City Council passed a resolution stating that inasmuch as our sons were risking their lives in a conflict on foreign soil; and knowing the draft
card burning, protest marches and anti-war demonstrations aided and comforted the enemy and prolonged the war; the City Of Edna condemned all such un-American activities, and wished to show its
support of the government of the United States, and decreed that the Flag of the United States be flown along City streets until an honorable peace had been secured in Vietnam. The resolution
appeared in national publications, including the Stars and Stripes newspaper in Vietnam. One local citizen, serving in Vietnam at the time, became a celebrity among his peers simply because Edna was his
home town. This patriotic, no-nonsense attitude still exists in Edna and is symbolized by the ongoing use of the Flag City motto and the daily display of American flags in downtown Edna.