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 inDeep East Texas.
|City of Lufkin|
Lufkin City Hall
Location of Lufkin, Texas
|Coordinates: 31°20′13″N 94°43′49″W|
The 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.
Debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster fell over the Lufkin area on February 1, 2003.
Lufkin celebrated its 125th anniversary in October 2007.
The headquarters of all four United States National Forests and two United States National Grasslandsin Texas are located in Lufkin. They are the Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine, and Sam HoustonNational Forests and the Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands.