Lufkin, Texas

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Lufkin is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. Founded in 1882, the population was 32,709 in 2000 making Lufkin the 76th largest city in Texas.[3] It is the county seat of Angelina County[4], and is situated in East Texas.

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History

The town is named for Abraham P. Lufkin, a cotton merchant and Galveston, Texas city councilman. Lufkin was the father-in-law of Paul Bremond, president of the Houston, East and West Texas Railway which developed the town.

Debris from the space shuttle Columbia disaster fell over the Lufkin area on February 1, 2003.

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