Lone Star

Lone Star, one mile south of Corrigan and 100 miles north of Houston in north central Polk County, was the site of a sawmill established by Tom Hackney. One of many such north central Polk County operations, the mill was erected as the Houston, East and West Texas and the Trinity and Sabine railroads penetrated the thick forests of the area during the early 1880s. Although at some unknown date Hackney moved his mill to Valva, the area around Corrigan remained important to the Polk County timber industry well into the twentieth century.

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Robert Wooster | © TSHA

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

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