Lomax was south of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad line and northwest of La Porte in southeastern Harris County. The town was named for R. A. Lomax of Illinois, who arrived in the area in 1895 and later donated land for a school. The Lomax community incorporated in 1952, became a city in 1966, and was annexed by La Porte in 1980. The town population, first recorded as 439 in 1961, rose to a high of 2,991 by the early 1980s.

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Place type

Lomax is classified as a Town


Latitude: 29.68050620
Longitude: -95.06548540

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated