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Livingston, Texas

Livingston is the trade center for a prosperous lumber and agricultural district of the fertile Trinity River Valley and the seat of Polk County. Established in 1846, Livingston was named by its founder, Moses L. Choate, for his former home in Alabama. Oil was discovered in the 1940s.

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Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation

Home of Alabama and Coushatta Indians, part of Southern forest tribes, in dense, wooded area known as the Big Thicket. Sam Houston, a staunch friend of Indians, was influential in having reservation created in 1850

Livingston, TX Indian Reservations


Mill Ridge Golf Club

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2

Livingston, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Livingston, TX

Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center & Museum

Housed in old Cotton Belt Railroad depot. Exhibits include artifacts, photos and documents from 1854 when town established. A...

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance 13 miles northwest on Texas 63. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, swi...

Medford Collection of Western Art

More than 50 paintings by contemporary artists including Joe Beeler, James Boren, Raymond Ryan, and Ross Stefan exhibited at ...

Excelsior House

19th-century hotel numbered among its guests Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Jay Gould and Oscar Wilde. Guest rooms fe...

Big Thicket Information Station

Details about the Big Thicket National Preserve, interpretive panels, information on trails and boating. Hiking trails of var...