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Polk County, Texas

Polk County features rolling, densely forested terrain with big thicket, unique plant and animal life. Also includes Niches and Trinity rivers and Lake Livingston. Local economy consists of timber, lumber production, tourism, and manufacturing.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $908K
Lowest Price $252K
Highest Price $6.7M
Total Listings 95
Avg. Days On Market 174
Avg. Price/SQFT $525

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Where is Polk County, Texas?

  • Polk County is in the East Texas Timberlands region on the east bank of the Trinity River. Its geographical center is at 94°50' north latitude and 30°49' west longitude. The county seat, Livingston, straddles U.S. highways 59 and 190 about seventy-six miles northeast of Houston. The county comprises 1,061 square miles, ranging in elevation from 100 to 300 feet.
  • As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,413. The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation of the federally recognized tribe is in Polk County, where the people have been since the early 19th century, after having been forcibly evicted from the Southeast. The 2000 census reported a resident population of 480 persons within the reservation. The tribe reports 1100 enrolled members.

Adjacent Counties

  • Angelina County (north)
  • Tyler County (east)
  • Hardin County (southeast)
  • Liberty County (south)
  • San Jacinto County (southwest)
  • Trinity County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Polk County

  • Lake Livingston State Park is located near Livingston in Polk County, Texas. It is in the southern portion of the Piney Woods region of the state. The 635-acre park along Lake Livingston opened in 1977. Fish one of the largest lakes in the state, hike quiet trails through the forest, or camp under the trees. This refreshing retreat from city life is just an hour north of Houston.

  • The Lake Tombigbee Campground is an enterprise of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe. Located on Lake Tombigbee, the campground is the perfect, fun, and affordable weekend getaway. Bring the family for the day or camp overnight at Lake Tombigbee.

  • A visit to the Polk County Memorial Museum is a trip back in time. Experience the many outstanding exhibits highlighting the history and heritage of East Texas and the local culture. The museum showcases the unique aspects of Polk County with these fascinating and educational exhibits: The Land – Home of Giant Mastodons; Native Americans and Pioneers; Civil War Life and the War Years; East Texas Timber Industry; Days of the Iron Horse; River Boats on the Trinity; Development and Social Life of Polk County; and the Main Street Collection.

Farming and Ranching in Polk County 

  • Pine and hardwood forests cover much of the area, but nearly 40 percent of the county is considered prime farmland. The Neches and Trinity rivers border the county, which is drained by seven primary streams: Menard, Sally, Tombigbee, Big Sandy, Long King, Piney, and Kickapoo creeks. Lake Livingston, a man-made reservoir on the Trinity River, covers 82,600 acres. The average annual temperature is 67° F. Precipitation averages forty-eight inches annually, and the growing season lasts 250 days. 

  •  The lumber and related service industries absorb the greater part of the new work force.

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