Location of Flint Texas
The Flint Texas Post Office ... Zip Code 75762 (Staff Photo)
Flint is an unincorporated community in Smith County Texas, and is about 11 miles south of downtown Tyler.
It is located at the junction of Old Jacksonville Highway (2493) and Farm roads 2868 and 346, and lies just south of Gresham and four miles north of Bullard . To the west of Flint is located the Noonday community.
Flint uses telephone area code 903. Flint has its own Post Office, at Zip Code 75762, located in Flint Plaza at 10668 FM 346.
This site is an online resource for Flint travel, tourism, hotels, shopping, attractions, news, weather, maps, and recreation. We provide information for newcomers, visitors, and long-time residents.
Flint Texas Hotels and Lodging
The AOK RV Park is just east of Flint on FM 346, close to US 69.
In addition, Centaur Arabian Farms Bed & Breakfast is located near Flint. This lovely bed & breakfast and horse ranch is in the rolling hills just south of Tyler near Gresham, perfect for overnight stays and large business meetings, weddings, receptions and other special events.
Neighboring Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city.
Real Estate Subdivisions near Flint Texas
Several major real estate subdivisions are located near Flint, offering a variety of housing options.
Featured Businesses in Flint Texas
Today, Flint is experiencing exponential growth as a "bedroom community" for Tyler, and the successful location of new businesses.
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A number of businesses are located in Flint, including Northland Communications which provides television cable, Internet and phone services. A Chevron station and convenience store and other businesses provide the needs of the local community. Nearby are the offices of WRL General Contractors.
Our favorite birding supply in the Tyler area has long been Rubicon Wild Birds and More. We always enjoy shopping there, and learning from their birding workshops. Their new location is 17968 FM 2493 #142, Flint, TX 75762. The store is located between Gresham and Flint on the west side of Old Jacksonville Road. For more information, phone Rubicon at 903.954.2518.
Kactus Kate's Mercantile opened in January of 2015 next to the fire station in Flint. Kathy Watkins and her two daughters Tiffani and Heather operate the store featuring treasures they've found around the country. Some of the inventory includes rustic, western-themed furniture and unique items for home decorating projects.
Flint Gypsies opened next door to Kactus Kate's in February of 2015. It features an array of trendy western clothing for children, teens, women and plus sizes, as well as jewelry, purses and other accessories.
Among the other businesses located in the Flint area are the Flint Veterinary Clinic is just north of the intersection, Long's Irrigation Company on FM 346 just east of town, and Wells Marble Company to the south on 2493.
Old Jacksonville Highway Corridor Widening
Plans are underway by TxDOT for the five-laning of two miles of Old Jacksonville Highway (FM 2493) from Gresham to FM 346 in Flint, to begin in the Summer of 2018. Improvements include widening the road from two to four lanes, with a center turn lane, at a cost of $14 million. Completion is anticipated in 2020.
Another project, still in the planning stage, will involve the widening of six miles of FM 2493 from Flint to past Bullard at its intersection with U.S. 69.
Flint Texas History
The original town site, named for local landowner Robert P. Flynt, became a stop on the Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad in 1882. The post office began operations in 1887 as "Flint" since the local postmaster misspelled the town name on the post office application form.
The old Morrow's Grocery Store that stood on the corner of 2493 and 346 for decades was demolished on January 30, 2018, to make way for the four-laning of 2493 from Gresham to Flint.
The abandoned Morrow's Grocery Store, corner of FM 346 and 2493, Flint, Texas
Sign at the Flint Plaza Shopping Center on FM 346
Flint Plaza Shopping Center on FM 346
Flint-Gresham Fire Department Station 1 on Highway 2493 www.fgfd.org
Flint-Gresham Community Center and Fire Department
AOK RV Park and Campgroud, east of Flint on FM 346