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Lufkin

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Lufkin is a city in and the county seat of Angelina County in eastern Texas, United States. This city is 120mi northeast of Houston. Founded in 1882, the population was 35,067 at the 2010 census.Lufkin is situated in Deep East Texas.HistoryThe city is named for Abraham P. Lufkin, a cotton merchant and Galveston city councilman. Lufkin was the father-in-law of Paul Bremond, president of the Houston, East and West Texas Railway which developed the town.In 1906 while living in Lufkin, writer Katherine Anne Porter married her first husband John Henry Koontze in a double ring ceremony that also saw her sister Gay Porter marry T.H. Holloway. The minister who presided over the ceremony was Rev. Ira Bryce, serving at the time at Lufkin's First Methodist Church.In 1907 Allan Shivers the 37th Governor of Texas was born in Lufkin. He served as governor from 1949 to 1957.Debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster fell over the Lufkin area on February 1, 2003.Lufkin celebrated its 125th anniversary in October 2007.A little league team from Lufkin won the U.S. Championship at the 2017 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The team finished as runners-up in the tournament behind the international championship team from Tokyo, Japan.
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