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Livingston in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Polk County

 
 
Polk County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, September 16, 2012
1. Polk County Marker
Inscription.  
Created from Liberty County
March 30, 1846
Organized July 13, 1846
with Livingston as county seat
Named for
James Knox Polk, 1795-1849
President of the United States
Who favored
the annexation of Texas
Early settlements were
Drew's Landing, Mariana, Swartout
On 1,280 acres granted by the
state in 1854, the descendants
of the Alabama Indians still live

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 16074.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #11 James K. Polk, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists.
 
Location. 30° 42.606′ N, 94° 56.004′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is on West Mill Street west of North Washington Avenue (Business U.S. 59), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the entrance to the Polk County
Polk County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, September 16, 2012
2. Polk County Marker
Judicial Center. It can be difficult to see from the road as it is partially obstructed by a flower bed. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Mill Street, Livingston TX 77351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1905 Courthouse Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk County, C.S.A. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Polk County Enterprise" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Indian Trails (approx. ¼ mile away); Locomotive No. 5 (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Margo Jones (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
Also see . . .  Polk County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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