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    LANEVILLE, TEXAS

    Rusk County, East Texas
    FM 225 and 1798
    Near the Angelina River
    12 Miles S of Henderson

    12 Miles NW of Mount Enterprise

    NW of Nacogdoches
    Population: 200 (est unchanged from 1950)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The town came into being as a crossroads community in the 1880s. The intersection of four "lanes" furnished the town's name. The town was granted a post office in 1888. According to the entry for Laneville in the Handbook of Texas, nothing much happened in Laneville from it's beginning until 1950. The big "event" that year was being included on the list of Rusk County's 14 operating post offices. Laneville's population reached its high-water mark with 320 people.
    Laneville TX Old Store
    Laneville Old Store
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
    Laneville TX Old Store

    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
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