Details for Diboll (Atlas Number 5005006989)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5005006989


Marker Number 6989
Atlas Number 5005006989
Marker Title Diboll
Index Entry Diboll
Address 400 Kenley
City Diboll
County Angelina
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 330267
UTM Northing 3451779
Subject Codes cities and towns; lumber topics
Marker Year 1994
Marker Location US 59 (Temple St.) at Kenley St. in front of City Hall, Diboll
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text A sawmill established here in 1894 by T. L. L. Temple gave rise to a town that by 1900 contained a commissary, post office, churches, homes, and schools run by the Southern Pine Lumber Company. The town was named for the Diboll family of New Orleans from whom Temple initially purchased timber rights. Diboll remained a company town until Southern Pine Lumber Company began promoting private ownership of homes and businesses in the 1950s. Diboll was incorporated in 1962 and today boasts a multiethnic citizenry which supports numerous community activities. (1994)