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LONE STAR, TEXAS (Polk County). Lone Star, one mile south of Corrigan and 100 miles north of Houston in north central Polk County, was the site of a sawmill established by Tom Hackney. One of many such north central Polk County operations, the mill was erected as the Houston, East and West Texas and the Trinity and Sabine railroads penetrated the thick forests of the area during the early 1880s. Although at some unknown date Hackney moved his mill to Valva, the area around Corrigan remained important to the Polk County timber industry well into the twentieth century.


Hamilton Pratt Easton, History of the Texas Lumbering Industry (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1947). A Pictorial History of Polk County, Texas, 1846–1910 (Livingston, Texas: Polk County Bicentennial Commission, 1976; rev. ed. 1978).

Robert Wooster


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

Robert Wooster, "LONE STAR, TX (POLK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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