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Lufkin in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hoshall

 
 
Hoshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, September 19, 2010
1. Hoshall Marker
Inscription. The Houston East and West Texas (HE&WT) Railroad came through Angelina County in 1882 and a community named Bitterweed Flat developed here. In 1913 W.E. Hoshall purchased land and timber rights in the area and began shipping logs from Hoshall Switch on the HE&WT in Bitterweed Flat. In 1917 Luke E. Wright established a sawmill and town with churches, schools, and a commissary at the switch site. The company town was named Hoshall and consisted of Anglo and African American citizens. The sawmills closed and by 1940 all that remained was the cemetery and the mill pond. Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845-1995
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7007.)
 
Location. 31° 16.249′ N, 94° 45.213′ W. Marker is in Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 324 one mile west of U.S. 59, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairview School (approx. 2.5 miles away); Burke School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Whitehouse Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away);
Hoshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, September 19, 2010
2. Hoshall Marker
Burke Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); City of Lufkin (approx. 3.8 miles away); First Christian Church of Lufkin (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ryan Chapel (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lindsey Springs Logging Camp (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lufkin.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 7 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.
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