Beautifully surrounded by the Piney Woods of Deep East Texas, Lufkin is conveniently located next to major cities like Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Waco and Shreveport, LA. With a population quickly approaching 40,000 people, it’s surprising how Lufkin remains peaceful and quaint while serving as a regional hub for retail shopping, medical facilities, industry, government and much more. Lufkin is the right fit for businesses looking for a successful place to start up, expand and relocate.
The history of Lufkin plays an important role in how this community was formed and continues to develop industries. Lufkin, Texas was founded in 1882 as a stop on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway when the line was built from Houston to Shreveport, Louisiana. Lufkin continues to grow due to its proximity to the railroad and the extensive lumber industry throughout the region. Today, both Union Pacific and Angelina & Neches River Railroad run through town. Due to Lufkin’s location deep in the heart of the Forest Country of East Texas, the lumber industry continues to have a lasting impact on growth and business.
Through time, Lufkin has transformed into the regional medical and retail hub of Deep East Texas and continues to be a tourist attraction with activities for all ages at the Ellen Trout Zoo, Texas Forestry Museum, The Museum of East Texas, Naranjo Museum of Natural Hisotry, Crown Colony Country Club, Lufkin Golf Club and close proximity to Sam Rayburn Reservoir and the Angelina and Davy Crockett National Forests.