sidebar menu icon


FLATT, TEXAS. Flatt, on the Colorado River ten miles northwest of Austin in west central Travis County, took its name from Cameron Flatt, the name of the surrounding region. The community had a store and a blacksmith shop in 1892. That same year a post office opened there with Wiley H. Milam as postmaster, but it was discontinued the following year, and the community's mail was sent to Bee Caves. Flatt was not marked on county highway maps in the 1940s.

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "Flatt, TX," accessed November 18, 2017,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on!