Lamont was west of U.S. Highway 59 three miles south of Livingston and seventy-three miles north of Houston in southern Polk County. Built during the 1890s, Lamont was said to have been named for Lamont, Ohio, the birthplace of the father of mill owner Middleton Tackaberry. The sawmill community was on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway, which had been important in leading to the development of the Polk County lumber industry. Lamont had its own post office from 1902 to 1905. As the lumber industry declined, however, Lamont and many other small mill towns ceased to exist. Only a few buildings remained as of the 1950s.

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.

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