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GOODRICH, TEXAS


Polk County, East Texas

3036'26"N 9456'49"W (30.607139, -94.946995)

Hwys 59, 393, FM 1988 and FM 2665
70 miles N of Houston
18 miles N of Cleveland
7 miles S of Livingston
ZIP code 77335
Area code 936
Population: 323 Est. (2019)
271 (2010) 243 (1990) 239 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was named after local landowner William M. Goodrich when the Houston, East and West Texas Railway arrived in Polk County in the 1870s.

Goodrich was granted a post office sometime prior to 1882 but growth was practically nil until Wilson W. Armitage built a store at the site. In 1900 Goodrich had a school, gin, with bith grist and sawmill. After 1900 Goodrich added other businesses even while the local timber industry was declining - forcing people to reestablish cotton and vegetable crops. The Goodrich oil field was discovered in 1941 and subsequent discoveries have helped Goodrich and Polk County.

The population which was estimated at 200 in the mid 1920s increased slowly to 350 in the mid 1980s. It was 271 in 2010.



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