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HOSHALL, TEXAS. Hoshall was four miles south of Lufkin in central Angelina County. Its site is at the intersection of the oldest and second oldest of three roads leading south from Lufkin to Diboll, west of the old Houston, East and West Texas Railway right-of-way. Around 1900 Hoshall was the site of a logging camp, a commissary, and a boardinghouse. During World War I Luke Wright built a mill that employed several men and produced 15,000 to 25,000 board feet of lumber daily. The camp was closed and the mill dismantled in the early 1920s, when the surrounding timber was exhausted.


Bob Bowman, The Towns We Left Behind (Diboll, Texas: Angelina Free Press, 1972). Archie Birdsong Mathews, The Economic Development of Angelina County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1952).

Megan Biesele


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

Megan Biesele, "HOSHALL, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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