La Nana, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: February 1, 1995

La Nana (Lanana), also known as Harrington, was a lumbering town and flag stop on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway eight miles south of Nacogdoches in southern Nacogdoches County. The area was first settled after the Civil War, but a community did not develop at the site until the late 1870s, when the Houston, East and West Texas line was built. The settlement was known for a time as Harrington, but when a post office opened in 1891, the name was changed to La Nana, after nearby La Nana Bayou. In 1896 La Nana was the site of two lumber companies, the Bermea Land and Lumber Company and the Petri Lumber Company; that year the estimated population of the community was fifty. The post office closed in 1901, reopened in 1906, and closed permanently in 1911. The settlement apparently declined after World War I, and by the mid-1930s it was no longer shown on county highway maps.


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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “La Nana, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995