Introduction to Edna, Texas
The city was founded when the New York, Texas and Mexican Railway line was constructed. The railway was owned by an Italian count, Joseph Telfener. The community was named after his daughter, Edna. The Italian crew that built the railroad remained in the region. In 1899, Edna was incorporated, but the incorporation was later abolished. Eventually it was reincorporated in 1926. Edna, which is said to be the gateway to Lake Texana, prospered as a result of its proximity to oilfields and agricultural land. It remains an agribusiness hub and also has a retirement community known as the "Oak Creek Village".
Edna and Nearby Attractions
- Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
- Yoakum Heritage Museum
- Museum of the Coastal Bend
- Stephen F. Austin State Park
- El Campo Museum of Natural History
Things To Do In Edna
The Fannin Battleground State Historic Site that is close to Edna features a playground, a picnic area, and an interpretive center. Col. J.W. Fannin, who laid down his arms here in 1836 after the Battle of Coleto, was executed by the Mexicans who also killed 341 other soldiers seven days after the battle. The nearby 20th Century Technology Museum houses experimental aircraft, home appliances, and computers. The Copano Bay State Fishing Pier that offers opportunities for activities like swimming, picnicking, fishing, and boating, can be accessed from Edna. Camping, canoeing, and tubing may be enjoyed at Palmetto State Park.
Air transportation is available from Victoria Regional Airport.
Edna Higher Education
University of Houston - Victoria, Victoria College, and Wharton County Junior College are situated close to Edna.