Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lufkin in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kerr's Inc.

 
 
Kerr's Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 23, 2010
1. Kerr's Inc. Marker
Inscription. Regarded as the oldest Angelina County business in continuous operation, Kerr's began in 1870 as a general store in the early county seat of Homer (5 mi. SE). It was started by Civil War veteran Capt. Joseph Kerr (b. 1828), a native of South Carolina. The operation was moved to Lufkin in the 1880s, soon after the railroad town was founded. An active business, civic, and political leader, Kerr was later succeeded in the firm by his sons. Started in the early days of the county and later operated as a tin shop, Kerr's Inc. is now a leader in steel fabrication.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7009.)
 
Location. 31° 20.337′ N, 94° 43.693′ W. Marker is in Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is at the intersection of Lufkin Avenue and Cotton Square, on the left when traveling east on Lufkin Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Lufkin Avenue, Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Rehearsal Hall for the The Hoo Hoo Band (here, next to this marker); Calder (Cotton) Square (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lufkin Telephone Exchange
Kerr's Inc. and Hoo Hoo Band Markers image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 23, 2010
2. Kerr's Inc. and Hoo Hoo Band Markers
(about 500 feet away); KRBA-AM Radio Station (about 500 feet away); The Depot Explosion and Mystery (about 600 feet away); Site of Martin Wagon Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Angelina County (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Lufkin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lufkin.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,059 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement