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ASIA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Polk County, East Texas

Just N of Highway 287
2 Miles W of Corrigan
100 Miles N of Houston
Population: 0

Asia, Texas Area Hotels > Livingston Hotels

History in a Pecan Shell

The town was founded by James Stanley, a blacksmith and Mexican War veteran who settled here before the Civil War. Stanley, who was also a woodworker oversaw production of wagons and cassions for the Confederate Army. The Trinity and Sabine Railroad arrived in the mid 1880s and a sawmill was built to cut railroad ties.

The decline of the lumber industry in East Texas affected Asia's economy and the community became just another of the hundreds of lumber towns that disappeared as the regionís pine forests were reduced to stumps.

Asia Area Destinations:
Livingston
Corrigan
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