Pollok Cemetery

Pollok Cemetery (HMJGZ)

Location: Pollok, TX 75969 Angelina County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 26.841', W 94° 52.188'

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Since the late 1800s, this cemetery has served the residents of the town of Pollok. Before the end of the 19th century, the Pollok community was established near a railroad. Here, Richard Blair built the settlement's first sawmill, setting Pollok's vital lumber industry in motion. By 1899, Bodan Lumber Company established itself in the area. The output of lumber increased, stimulating the area's economy. Louis Lipsitz, a local sawmill owner, donated land for the original cemetery plot and over the years, it size has increased due to generous land gifts.

Pollok Cemetery became the final resting place for many of the area's original settlers. The burial was in 1899 when a Dr. Warren buried a child, Fannie DeBenon, behind the community meeting house. Veteran graves are also present, denoting military service as early as World War I. A Woodmen of the World headstone also stands, serving not only as a memorial of the deceased, but also as a symbol of the community founded upon sawmills. The Pollok Cemetery Association, founded in 1950, maintains the cemetery.

Historic Texas Cemetery.
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HM NumberHMJGZ
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Marker Number13518
Year Placed2005
Placed ByTexas Historical Commision
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 5:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 322321 N 3480694
Decimal Degrees31.44735000, -94.86980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 26.841', W 94° 52.188'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 26' 50.46" N, 94° 52' 11.28" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 977 Paul Townsend Rd, Pollok TX 75969, US
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