Vreeland, TX

By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 1, 1995

Vreeland was on the Waco, Beaumont, and Sabine Valley Railway eighty-three miles north of Houston in west central Polk County. Apparently seeking to capitalize on the railroad, constructed in 1908, and on the nearby logging facilities at Blanchard and East Tempe, northern land speculators developed a townsite, which they named after the surveyor. Although the Vreeland town plat was filed in 1915, the project never developed as its sponsors wished. However, the more recent construction of Lake Livingston spurred residential development near the abandoned townsite during the 1960s and 1970s.

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, “Vreeland, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/vreeland-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995

Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Polk County
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Adoption Status: ⭐
This place has been adopted and will not be available until May 31, 2025
Adopted by:
Jack A. Muggli, Grandson of Jacob Martin Muggli Sr, the founder of Vreeland.
Dedication Message:
In memory of Jacob Martin Muggli Sr & Son Gerald Joseph Muggli