Lufkin Texas

Located about 80 miles south of Tyler on U. S. Highway 69 at its intersection with Highway 59 is the City of Lufkin, the county seat of Angelina County. It is about 90 miles northeast of Houston.

The population of Lufkin is about 35,000 residents. Elevation is 312 feet above sea level.

The town was founded in 1882 and named for Abraham P. Lufkin, a cotton merchant and Galveston city councilman.

Nearby communities include Rusk, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville, Palestine, Henderson, Bullard, and St. Augustine.

For more information we recommend contacting the City of Lufkin and the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Lufkin Texas Tourism and Attractions

Downtown Lufkin features numerous unique retail and antique shops, eating establishments, professional businesses, and also includes a historic walking tour describing the history of Lufkin.

The First Street Arts Center promotes East Texas artists whose work ideally captures the Piney Woods experience. Through the Center, area artists, writers, poets, and musicians share their talents with the community in a newly-revitalized downtown Lufkin. And don't miss the mural in Cotton Square Heritage Park.

Also popular with tourists is the Museum of East Texas, the Ellen Trout Zoo, the Texas Forestry Museum, and the Temple Theater in the Angelina Center for the Arts on the Angelina College campus.

Lufkin Motels and Accommodations

Lufkin has several motels, hotels and other accommodations.

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Courtyard by Marriott Lufkin

Hampton Inn & Suites Lufkin

Comfort Suites Lufkin

Best Western Plus Crown Colony Inn & Suites

Holiday Inn Express Lufkin South

In addition, there are other accommodations in nearby Tyler including a Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Select, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Country Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, and others.

Other Things to See Near Lufkin Texas

While visiting the Lufkin area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:


Historic postcard of the U. S. Post Office in Lufkin, Texas

Another historic postcard of the U. S. Post Office in Lufkin

Historic postcard of Lufkin Senior High School

Historic postcard of the Dun Wandrin Motel, Lufkin, Texas

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