Laceyville, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: March 1, 1995

Laceyville, also known as Lacy, was a sawmill community eight miles south of Nacogdoches on the Southern Pacific line in south central Nacogdoches County. The community was named for Lacy Hunt, manager of the Hunt Lumber Company, which opened a large mill there after 1900. In the mid-1930s the population of Laceyville reached 300. After the mill closed around the time of World War II, however, most of the residents moved away; by 1943 the town reported one business and a population of twenty. In the early 1990s only a few scattered houses remained in the area.

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

Christopher Long, “Laceyville, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995

Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Nacogdoches County
Associated Names



  • Latitude: 31.50518230°
  • Longitude: -94.60715280°