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Flo is an unincorporated community in Leon County, Texas, about 12 miles from Centerville.

History

Flo, which has been named many different names including Kidd's Mill, Wheelock, Bethlehem, Oneta, New Hope, Oden, Odens, Flo's Folly, Lone Star, and Midway, was founded by Thaddeus Kidd in 1855, well before the American Civil War, where he founded and built a mill. A post office was started that same year and was open until 1868. However, the town as given hope as another post office was built there in 1880, but that hope quickly diminished that year, as the post office was once again shut down. But once again, another post office was built up again, this time as odens, from 1885-91. The town was changed to Flo, the name it is known to locals today (if there is any), where it had the same ladder post office until 1930. The name Flo came from the name of the then postmasters dog. Today any mail that goes to the Flo area is managed by the postmasters of the nearby town of Buffalo.

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