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NIVAC, TEXAS. Nivac was a logging settlement 1½ miles east of Cushing in northwestern Nacogdoches County. It developed around 1903 after the Texas and New Orleans Railroad was built through the area. George Cavin built a sawmill and planer at the site; the community name is "Cavin" spelled backwards. At its peak around 1905 the settlement had several hundred residents, but within a few years it declined, after much of the area had been deforested. The mill and planer closed around the time of World War I, and by the mid-1930s only a few scattered houses remained in the area.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Nacogdoches County Genealogical Society, Nacogdoches County Families (Dallas: Curtis, 1985).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Nivac, TX," accessed April 23, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrnnk.
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