- Annual Meeting
- Get Involved
LEMONVILLE, TEXAS. Lemonville, also known as Lemon, was on what is now Farm Road 1130 twenty-two miles northeast of Beaumont in northern Orange County. The site was opened for development with the construction of the Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway in 1898. The Lemon town plat was filed in 1901, and the Lemon Lumber Company, owned and managed by lumber magnate Alexander Gilmer, began purchasing town lots from William Manuel shortly thereafter. A post office was opened the following year. The sawmills at Lemonville were operated by a variety of owners, including the Miller-Link and Peavy-Moore lumber companies. The population reached an estimated 300. However, as locally available timber was cut out and market prices fell, the sawmills faced increasing difficulties, and eventually their operators consolidated with larger mills or shut down. In 1928 the Lemon post office was discontinued, and the site was eventually abandoned.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Robert Wooster, "LEMONVILLE, TX," accessed November 16, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/htl10.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.