Place:Edna, Jackson, Texas, United States

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NameEdna
TypeCity
Coordinates28.977°N 96.647°W
Located inJackson, Texas, United States
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Edna is a city in Jackson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,499 at the 2010 census. Edna is the county seat.

Edna is the gateway to Lake Texana, which covers the site of Texana, Texas. Edna has a hospital, convalescent home, library, museum, city park with swimming pool, three banks, two savings and loan associations, a country club with a nine-hole golf course, and Oak Creek Village, a retirement community. It is the center of a prosperous agricultural area with petroleum and natural gas production and has an active chamber of commerce, oilfield service industries, and two grain elevators.

On the courthouse lawn is a monument to Irwin Moore Laughter (1893 - 1916) of the United States Navy, who was killed in Mazatlan, Mexico, during the attempt by U.S. forces to capture the Mexican revolutionary general Pancho Villa.

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