Darden, TX (Polk County)


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: December 1, 1994


Darden is on U.S. Highway 287 seventy-five miles northwest of Beaumont in northeastern Polk County. The area is in the densely forested regions of the Big Thicket. Darden was east of a Carter Lumber Company tram railroad that extended east from nearby Camden. In 1966 the largely black community had a population of seventy-five, most of whom were engaged in farming, ranching, and lumbering. The 1984 county highway map showed Darden with a church, cemetery, school, and business.

A Pictorial History of Polk County, Texas, 1846–1910 (Livingston, Texas: Polk County Bicentennial Commission, 1976; rev. ed. 1978).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Robert Wooster, “Darden, TX (Polk County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/darden-tx-polk-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
December 1, 1994

Place
Darden
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1355644
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Polk County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 30.93130540°
  • Longitude: -94.66131640°
Population Counts
People Year
320 2009