Classic Car Appraisal Services in Lyons, Texas
If you are like us, you love your car. You have probably spent countless hours and dollars making it everything you have always dreamed of. We, like you, enjoy being around car people, and more importantly cars themselves.
Although car people love to spend time and money on their cars, they all too often forget to properly value their car for insurance purposes. Dollar after dollar goes in, but never gets properly documented so that if a catastrophic event strikes, the real cost of putting the car back together gets paid by the insurance company. As collector car owners ourselves, we understand the importance of our product first hand. Fill out the form on the right to get started on your on-site Lyons car appraisal.
Facts about Lyons
Lyons is an unincorporated community in Burleson County, Texas, United States. Although it is unincorporated, Lyons has a post office, with the ZIP code of 77863.
When the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway built its main line through Burleson County in 1880, a construction workers' camp, known as Camp Pennington, was established near what is now the site of Lyons. Saloons, established near the camp to serve the railroad workers, soon formed the basis for a small railroad community. Early settler W. A. Lyon gave fifty acres of land to the railroad for a right-of-way and established the first general store near the settlement. It was first called Lyon's Station but later became known as Lyons. It soon became the trading center for outlying communities and at one time was the second largest town in the county. Cattle, cotton, and cottonseed were regularly shipped by rail from the town. Businesses included a cotton warehouse, an oil mill, a millinery shop, a drugstore, a hotel, four general stores, three cotton gins, and several blacksmith shops, livery stables, and photo galleries. By 1890 the community had a population of 150, and in 1897 it had a newspaper, the Weekly Ledger; later it had the Lyons Enterprise. A post office was established at the community in 1886. Around that time the first school was built. In 1887 a Methodist church was organized at Lyons. There was also a Masonic lodge; its building was used by the entire community for civic functions. The First State Bank was established in 1910 but was liquidated in 1938. By 1934 Lyons had an independent school district and a two-story brick school building. However, the school was merged with the Somerville Independent School District in 1948. In 1990 Lyons, with a population of 360, had its own water system, three grocery stores, several antique shops, a car wash, an auto body shop, and a post office. At that time the Home Demonstration Club was active and owned its own building. There were also four churches in the community. The site of Lyons is located above the Austin Chalk Formation in Burleson County; consequently, there are many oil wells and several oil-related industries in the area. The population remained at 360 in 2000.