Details for Emporia (Atlas Number 5005006993)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5005006993

Data

Marker Number 6993
Atlas Number 5005006993
Marker Title Emporia
Index Entry Emporia
Address
City Diboll
County Angelina
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 329387
UTM Northing 3450074
Subject Codes cities and towns; lumber topics
Marker Year 1996
Designations
Marker Location NE corner of Booker and Maynard St., Diboll
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Emporia Lumber Company co-owners S. F. Carter and M. T. Jones purchased over 5,000 acres of land in south Angelina County and established a company town named Emporia in 1893. The town included sawmill facilities, a railroad spur to ship lumber, logging camps, company houses, schools, churches, stores and a cemetery. In 1906 the sawmill burned and was not rebuilt. Although the company ceased operations, people continued to live in Emporia. Eventually the town was absorbed within the city of Diboll. (1996)