Polk County, Texas
Cities, Towns and Communities
Livingston County 1858. This county lies on both sides of the Trinity river, and is steadily increasing in population. The many streams flowing into the Trinity, as well as the East Fork of San Jacinto, the Big Sandy, and the Trinity itself, have large bodies of rich land, suitable for the cotton-planters and here is the " Big Thicket," celebrated over the whole State for its extraordinarily fertile soil. The rich prairies of this county afford free commons to any number of herdsmen.
Livingston, the county-seat, is a small but thriving town, substantially and tastefully built. Distance from Livingston to Galveston is ninety miles. Moscow, another town in this county, is a considerable place, and fast increasing. The Henderson and Gulf railroad, when completed, will make this county to blossom as the Garden of Eden. - Braman's information about Texas, 1858