The town of Flaxville started as the second RR siding in Daniels County when
Great Northern built the branch line. Its boom started in 1913 when some
businesses moved in from Orville to be next to the rails and a number of other
firms started new.
As in most new towns along
the rails, the depot was of prime importance. Trains were the fastest means of
travel and the telegraph was widely used.
Flaxville prospered for
several years with may business and professional people coming and going. There
were possibly as many as thirty firms operating in the town at its peak.
The "dirty thirties" took
their toll, but the biggest decline in the business community came as a result
of improved transportation in the '40s and '50s as people traveled to larger
towns for shopping and entertainment. Farms also got larger and farmers fewer
with modern equipment cutting down on necessary labor force.
The Town of Flaxville incorporated in 1955. It
boasts complete municipal water and sewer systems and street signs. It has oiled
highways heading in from all four directions