028 of 254: Angelina County Courthouse, Lufkin, Texas. County Population: 86,771
"The first Anglo settlers in the district were the Burris family, who in 1820 settled in the northern part of what is now Lufkin at a place then called Burris Prairie.
"Settlement was still thin when Texas won its independence. Angelina County was organized on April 22, 1846, when Nacogdoches County was divided. The population increased quickly thereafter due to the good farming land and to the rivers, which made steamboat transportation possible.
"The first county seat was Marion; successively, Jonesville became county seat in 1854, Homer in 1858, and Lufkin in 1892. Lufkin was favored by the route of the Houston, East and West Texas Railway (now the Union Pacific), which had been built in 1882 from Houston to Shreveport.
"In 1861 Angelina County was the only county in East Texas, and one of only a handful of other Texas counties, to reject secession."
Megan Biesele, "ANGELINA COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online
I visited Angelina County and photographed the courthouse in Lufkin on September 28, 2009 and again on March 23, 2012