Lakeland, TX (Nacogdoches County)

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995

Lakeland was a sawmill community 4½ miles northeast of Appleby on the Southern Pacific line in northeastern Nacogdoches County. The community was named for a lake used by the Mayo Lumber Company as a log pond. The Lakeland population around 1940 was twenty. After World War II most of the residents moved away, and by 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, “Lakeland, TX (Nacogdoches County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995