Nacalina

Naclina is on State Highway 103 near Etoile and twenty miles southeast of Nacogdoches in southeastern Nacogdoches County. The settlement was established around 1900 as a logging camp. Its name was derived from the names of Nacogdoches and Angelina counties, as its site was very near that county line. For many years the community was a flag station on the Angelina and Neches River Railroad. During the 1930s Naclina had a depot and a number of houses, but after World War II many of its residents moved away. As late as the mid-1960s, however, a sawmill and several stores were still in the area. After the construction of Sam Rayburn Reservoir in the 1960s, a number of new houses were built in the area. During the early 1990s Naclina was a dispersed rural community.

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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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Nacalina is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Naclina]

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.37379710
    Longitude
    -94.45909310

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Is Incorporated

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