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RETRIEVE, TEXAS. Retrieve was a flag stop and lumbering community on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad midway between Huntington and Zavalla in eastern Angelina County. Around 1900 a sawmill was built at the site, which at its height had a daily capacity of 15,000 board feet and employed some thirty men. A post office operated from 1906 until 1913 and briefly in 1922. After the mill ceased operation in the early 1920s the site was abandoned, and by the 1930s Retrieve was a ghost town.


Angelina County Historical Survey Committee, Land of the Little Angel: A History of Angelina County, Texas, ed. Bob Bowman (Lufkin, Texas: Lufkin Printing, 1976).

Christopher Long


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

Christopher Long, "RETRIEVE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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