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LAMONT, TEXAS. Lamont was west of U.S. Highway 59 three miles south of Livingston and seventy-three miles north of Houston in southern Polk County. Built during the 1890s, Lamont was said to have been named for Lamont, Ohio, the birthplace of the father of mill owner Middleton Tackaberry. The sawmill community was on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway, which had been important in leading to the development of the Polk County lumber industry. Lamont had its own post office from 1902 to 1905. As the lumber industry declined, however, Lamont and many other small mill towns ceased to exist. Only a few buildings remained as of the 1950s.


A Pictorial History of Polk County, Texas, 1846–1910 (Livingston, Texas: Polk County Bicentennial Commission, 1976; rev. ed. 1978).

Robert Wooster


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Robert Wooster, "LAMONT, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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