Rock Island

Rock Island is on Farm Road 942 ninety-five miles north of Houston in central Polk County. An agricultural community had already been well established near a rocky gully of Johnson Creek when Carl Bergman, Jim Lewis, and Tom Manry established a small sawmill there around 1900. However, the Rock Island Tie and Lumber Company, like many of the small sawmills of Polk County during that period, operated for only a few years. After the sawmill closed, the little village reverted to its former status as a tiny agricultural settlement.

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

Rock Island is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.94519230
    Longitude
    -94.77909680

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

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