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Community History 

The community of Quinlan was established in 1892 as a depot stop along the Texas Central Railroad.  
The new community took its name from George Austin Quinlan, vice president, and general manager of the Houston and Texas Central Railway. By 1925 Quinlan had established itself as a retail trade center for southern Hunt, northern Kaufman, and Van Zandt counties.  Today, Quinlan is very developed for a community of its size and is one of the smallest cities that has a full-sized Walmart Supercenter and a full-sized Brookshire's grocery store. 


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