Herty

Herty is at the junction of State Highway 103 and a gravel road numbered 842, three miles east of Lufkin in north central Angelina County. It is the site of Southland Paper Mills, one of Lufkin's most important industries, and was named for Charles Holmes Herty of Georgia, the wood chemist who developed the process of using southern pine to make newsprint. The town grew up after Southland Paper was established next to the Angelina and Neches River Railroad in 1940. At first most of the residents worked at the paper mill. The town had a population of 1,400 in 1960 and 605 from 1970 through 2000. Herty Elementary School is part of the Lufkin Independent School District. The Southland Paper Mill was owned in 1986 by St. Regis Paper Company.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Herty is part of or belongs to the following places.

Adopt a Town

The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town or county of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.

Currently Exists

No

Place type

Herty is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.35629600
    Longitude
    -94.68326330

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Proud to call TX home?

Put your name on the town or county of your choice.


Search Places »