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PLATT, TEXAS. Platt was a lumber camp on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad near Huntington in north central Angelina County. During World War I and after, Luke Wright, J. V. Lankford, and F. L. Dunham successively built and operated small sawmills in and around Platt. In the 1920s, however, the available timber became exhausted. Platt acquired a post office in 1902 with William L. Singleton as postmaster. The town had a general store operated by J. C. McKinney, a one-room school, and in 1910 a population of fifty. In 1913 mail delivery was moved to Manton. In the vicinity were other camps called North Platt and Old Platt; all three were closed by 1949.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Angelina County Historical Survey Committee, Land of the Little Angel: A History of Angelina County, Texas, ed. Bob Bowman (Lufkin, Texas: Lufkin Printing, 1976). Archie Birdsong Mathews, The Economic Development of Angelina County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1952).
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