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Lufkin

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Lufkin is a city in Angelina County in eastern Texas, United States. Founded in 1882, the population was 35,067 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat and is situated in Deep East Texas.HistoryThe city is named for Abraham P. Lufkin, a cotton merchant and Galveston city councilman. Lufkin was the father-in-law of Paul Bremond, president of the Houston, East and West Texas Railway which developed the town.In 1906 while living in Lufkin, writer Katherine Anne Porter married her first husband John Henry Koontze in a double ring ceremony that also saw her sister Gay Porter marry T.H. Holloway. The minister who presided over the ceremony was Rev. Ira Bryce, serving at the time at Lufkin's First Methodist Church.In 1907 Allan Shivers the 37th Governor of Texas was born in Lufkin. He served as governor from 1949 to 1957.Debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster fell over the Lufkin area on February 1, 2003.Lufkin celebrated its 125th anniversary in October 2007.GeographyLufkin is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 87.2km2, of which 86.4km2 is land and 0.7km2, or 0.83%, is water.
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