Alco was on the Angelina and Neches River Railroad ten miles northeast of Lufkin in northeastern Angelina County. The settlement became a flag station around 1911 after the railroad was built from Keltys through the area. By the 1930s Alco had a sawmill, a school, and a number of houses. Around the time of World War II the sawmill closed, and the site was abandoned. In the early 1990s only a few scattered houses remained in the area.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Alco is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Alco is classified as a Town


Latitude: 31.35213020
Longitude: -94.57048380

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated