Details for Thomas Lewis Latane Temple (Atlas Number 5005008726)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5005008726


Marker Number 8726
Atlas Number 5005008726
Marker Title Thomas Lewis Latane Temple
Index Entry Temple, Thomas Lewis Latane
Address 300 Park St.
City Diboll
County Angelina
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 330216
UTM Northing 3451773
Subject Codes lumber topics; Business topics, general
Marker Year 1994
Marker Location at T. L. L. Temple Memorial Library, Diboll
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text (1859 - 1935) Virginia native Thomas Lewis Latane Temple, son of Henry W. L. and Susan (Jones) Temple, moved to Texarkana, Texas, in 1877. He married Georgie D. Fowlkes in 1880. In 1893 Temple organized the Southern Pine Lumber Company in Texarkana and began timber operations on lands he purchased here in Angelina County. Temple founded the town of Diboll in 1894 at the site of the company's main sawmill. His legacy of conservation and reforestation practices, and philanthropy towards the Diboll community and his employees was recognized by the Texas State Senate upon his death in 1935. (1994)