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

Kerr's Inc.

 
 
Kerr's Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 20.351′ N, 94° 43.76′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Lufkin Avenue, Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Kerr's Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 23, 2010
2. Kerr's Inc. Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Rehearsal Hall for The Hoo Hoo Band (here, next to this marker); Calder (Cotton) Square (within shouting distance of this marker); KRBA-AM Radio Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Depot Explosion and Mystery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lufkin Telephone Exchange (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Lufkin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Martin Wagon Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Angelina County (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
 
Kerr's Inc. and Hoo Hoo Band Markers image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 23, 2010
3. Kerr's Inc. and Hoo Hoo Band Markers
Kerr's Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
4. Kerr's Inc. Marker
Kerr's Inc. marker is on the left. Site of Rehearsal Hall for the The Hoo Hoo Band marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,215 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   4. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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