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Pollok

  •   State: 
    Texas
      County: 
    Angelina County
      City: 
    Pollok
      County all: 
    Angelina | Cherokee
      County FIPS: 
    48005 | 48073
      Coordinates: 
    31°26′57.58″N 94°51′32.92″W
      Elevation: 
    305 ft
  •   Latitude: 
    31,4375
      Longitude: 
    -94,8655
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Lufkin, TX
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    75969
      GMAP: 

    Pollok, Angelina County, Texas, United States

  •   Population: 
    5,989

Pollok is an unincorporated community in Angelina County, Texas, United States. It is located on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway and Texas State Highway 7 near the intersection of U.S. Highway 69, 11 mi (18 km) northwest of Lufkin and 17 mi (27 km) southwest of Nacogdoches. In 1982 and 1990, Pollok had a population of approximately 300 and three businesses. It still had 300 residents in 2000, but grew to have 48 businesses. Two children aged 3 and 8 were killed in Pollok after a tree fell on and crushed the vehicle they were riding in during the tornado outbreak of April 13-15, 2019. The Central Independent School District serves area students. KTRE and KTRE maintain studios and radio transmitters in the community. Pollok has a ZIP Code of 75969 and is located within the Lufkins, Texas micropolitan area. The area around Pollok was first settled in the 1880s and was established as a sawmill center when Richard Blair built one on the railroad about six miles northwest of Clawson. The station was known as Bodan and was named after Frenchman Francis D. Bodan, who was the manager of a store on the old smuggler's road. A post office was established in 1886. There were two general stores and a successful sawmill in 1888. The mill then burned down and was sold to two Bodan stockholders named A. Harris and L. Lipsitz. They then built a small mill, cut the remaining lumber and shut it down.

History

Pollok is an unincorporated community in Angelina County, Texas. It has a ZIP Code of 75969. It was first settled in the 1880s and was established as a sawmill center when Richard Blair built one on the railroad about six miles northwest of Clawson. The station was known as Bodan and was named after Frenchman Francis D. Bodan, who was the manager of a store on the old smuggler's road some 20 mi (32 km) north of Nacogdoches. A post office was established in 1886. There were two general stores and a successful sawmill in 1888. Pollok had six businesses and 100 residents in the 1930s. It lost a business in 1964, but the population grew to 350. It still had 300 residents in 2000, but grew to have 48 businesses. Two children aged 3 and 8 were killed in Pollok after a tree fell on and crushed the vehicle they were riding in during the tornado outbreak of April 13-15, 2019. The Light of Saratoga has been reported to be seen from Pollok on the Bodan. The Texas Department of Transportation shows three cemeteries near pollok on an Angelina county map. It is located on the Texas-Louisiana state line, about 20 miles north of Laredo. The town has a population of approximately 300 and three businesses. It gets its supplies from a small grocery store named The 69 Store which was founded by the Young family.

Geography

Pollok is located on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway and Texas State Highway 7 near the intersection of U.S. Highway 69, 11 mi (18 km) northwest of Lufkin and 17 mi (27 km) southwest of Nacogdoches near the Angelina River. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Pollok has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. The town is located in northwestern Angelina County, near the Texas-Louisiana state line. It has a population of about 2,000. It is located near the junction of two major railroads, the St Louis South western Railway and the Texas State Highway 7. The city's population is about 1,200, with the majority of its residents living in the town of Pollok. It also has a small population in the nearby town of Lulworth. The community has a history of being known as "Pollok" or "Polloka" in the early 1900s. It was named after the Pollok River, which runs through the town. The area has a long history of cattle ranching, with many cattle still living in Pollok today. Pollok is also known as a popular tourist destination in the state of Texas for its scenic beauty and natural beauty. The population of the town has declined in recent years, with fewer than 1,000 residents.

Education

A church built in the community in 1899 was also used as a school. The Central Independent School District serves area students. The district was formed in the early 1990s. The school district has been in operation since the early 2000s. It is one of the largest school districts in the state, with more than 2,000 students in the district. It was founded by a group of parents who moved to the area in the mid-1990s.

  • Pollok's population in Angelina County, Texas of 1,929 residents in 1900 has increased 3,1-fold to 5,989 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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