Introduction to Lufkin, Texas
The community of Lufkin was founded in 1882. At that time, it was a train stop on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway. The city was named after Abraham P. Lufkin, a cotton merchant from Galveston. S. Abram's general store was one of the first stores in the area. The city's post office was also established in 1882, and William A. Abney became the first postmaster. Lufkin was incorporated on October 15, 1890, and J. M. Smith became the first mayor. The city is also home to Lufkin Industries which was established in 1902.
Lufkin and nearby Attractions
- Davy Crockett National Forest
- Ellen Trout Zoo
- Angelina National Forest
- Museum of East Texas
- Shirley Creek Park
- Texas Forestry Museum
Things To Do In Lufkin
Lufkin offers easy access to the Ellen Trout Zoo which includes a miniature train and a beautiful lake for fishing. The city has several other parks and open spaces including Gulf Park, Winston Park, Kit McConnico Park, Brandon Park, Jones Park, Morris Franks Park, and Lufkin Land Park. Hiking can also be enjoyed at the Azalea Trail. One can also spend their leisure hours in Dave's Skate Park.
Flights can be availed from East Texas Regional Airport.
Lufkin Higher Education
Angelina College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered by Stephen F. Austin State University, The University of Texas at Tyler, and Tyler Junior College.