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

Pollok Cemetery

 
 
Pollok Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, March 10, 2010
1. Pollok Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Since the late 1800s, this cemetery has served the residents of the town of Pollok. Before the end of the 19th century, the Pollok community was established near a railroad. Here, Richard Blair built the settlement's first sawmill, setting Pollok's vital lumber industry in motion. By 1899, Bodan Lumber Company established itself in the area. The output of lumber increased, stimulating the area's economy. Louis Lipsitz, a local sawmill owner, donated land for the original cemetery plot and over the years, its size has increased due to generous land gifts.

Pollok Cemetery became the final resting place for many of the area's original settlers. The first burial was in 1899 when a Dr. Warren buried a child, Fannie DeBenon, behind the community meeting house. Veteran graves are also present, denoting military service as early as World War I. A Woodmen of the World headstone also stands, serving not only as a memorial of the deceased, but also as a symbol of the community founded upon sawmills. The Pollok Cemetery Association, founded in 1950, maintains the cemetery.

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2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13518.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 31° 26.841′ N, 94° 52.188′ W. Marker is in Pollok, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on State Highway 7, 0.4 miles south of U.S. 69, on the left when traveling south. Located just South of the inersection of Texas 7 and US Hwy 69, beside Pollok Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1053 Paul Townsend Road, Pollok TX 75969, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pollok Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Consolidated School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gann Memorial Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Falvey Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mt. Hope Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Homer-Alto Road (approx. 7.9 miles away); Don Joaquin / Procella Crossing (approx. 8˝ miles away); Vicente Micheli (approx. 8˝ miles away).
 
Pollok Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, March 10, 2010
2. Pollok Cemetery Marker
Pollok Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, March 28, 2010
3. Pollok Cemetery Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,296 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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