Lamont, TX


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: March 1, 1995


Lamont was west of U.S. Highway 59 three miles south of Livingston and seventy-three miles north of Houston in southern Polk County. Built during the 1890s, Lamont was said to have been named for Lamont, Ohio, the birthplace of the father of mill owner Middleton Tackaberry. The sawmill community was on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway, which had been important in leading to the development of the Polk County lumber industry. Lamont had its own post office from 1902 to 1905. As the lumber industry declined, however, Lamont and many other small mill towns ceased to exist. Only a few buildings remained as of the 1950s.

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, “Lamont, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/lamont-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
March 1, 1995

Place
Lamont
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1380054
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Polk County
Associated Names

Baldwin

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 30.65741970°
  • Longitude: -94.95187870°