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Ewing, Texas

History

Ewing. The boom town of Ewing stood for two decades on the west bank of the Angelina River. Named for plantation owner James A. Ewing, the town was located near a rail line and virgin hardwood forests. In 1919 H. G. Bohlssen purchased a 100-acre tract of land and built a sawmill. A company town, Ewing grew rapidly and at its peak contained a post office, commissary, church/school, boarding house, and a population of 850. After many men left to serve in world War II or in war-related industries, the mill closed in December 1944. - Historical Marker Text. Marker erected 1997. Located 17 mi. east of Lufkin on SH 103.

Location

31° 21' 50.0724" N, 94° 30' 26.0676" W