Lufkin and Nacogdoches are located on Highway 59 in East Texas. This roadway is an important traffic network moving people and products in and out of Houston to East Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and beyond. Our cities swell to three times their population during the day as people come here to work, shop, go to school and eat out. Being situated halfway between Houston and Tyler, the Lufkin/Nacogdoches market is a regional shopping and medical hub.
Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas, founded in 1779. Over the course of its history, Nacogdoches had nine different flags rather than the six for the rest of Texas. The flags included the Spanish, French, Gutierrez-Magee Rebellion, Dr. James Long Expedition, Mexican, Fredonia Rebellion, Lone Star, Confederate Stars & Bars and of course the flag for the United States of America. When you visit Nacogdoches, you have a wide selection of places and things to see. Stroll the red brick streets of historic downtown, hike miles of trails once walked by Native Americans or visit a Victorian mansion. Be sure and bring your camera for all the photo opportunities. With events like the Texas Blueberry Festivaland Freedom Fest, there always something exciting going on.
Lufkin is home to Lufkin Industries, which manufactures and services oil field equipment and power transmission equipment, and supplies of creosote-treated utility poles. It is also home to the Atkinson Candy Company, the creator of the Chick-O-Stick, and Brookshire Brothers, a chain of grocery stores in Texas and Louisiana. Lufkin has a vibrant downtown business districts with local stores, restaurants, a wine bar and micro-brewery. If you like the outdoors, Lufkin and surrounding areas have some the best hunting and fishing in Texas. Lake Sam Rayburn, just a few minutes from Lufkin, is one of the top five bass fisheries in the state with a record largemouth bass weighing 16.5 pounds.