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PINELAND, TEXAS


Sabine County, East Texas

31į14'53"N 93į58'29"W (31.248094, -93.974688)

U.S. Highway 96
10 Miles SW of Hemphill the county seat
SE of San Augustine
ZIP code 75968
Area code 409
Population: 800 Est. (2019)
850 (2010) 980 (2000) 882 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Pineland began in 1902 when it became a stop along the Gulf, Beaumont and Great Northern Railroad. It was primarily a sawmill town and itís original name had been John Adam's Mill. The name change was made in 1904 when a post office was opened.

Expansion came in 1906 when Adamís sawmill was purchased by Garrison Norton Lumber Company and expanded into a corporate operation in 1907. When the new company decided to move, which wouldíve undoubtedly created another East Texas ghost town, one of the company directors (Thomas Temple) took over the timber operation here and built a mill in 1907.

Pinelandís population was almost exclusively tied to the mill. Temple build a commissary and issued tokens to the millís employees.

Pineland grew from an estimated population of 250 in 1914 to an estimated 1,500 by the mid 1920s. The lumber company remains the primary employer for the area and the population has settled in at around 1,000 residents. From 1,100 in the late 1980s, it declined to 882 for the 1990 census but has grown to 980 for the 2000 Census.



Pineland, Texas Forum

"Pineland, Bronson, Rosevine, and several smaller communities make up West Sabine ISD." - Mike Pate, Superintendent, October 14, 2010



Related Article:

Sawmill Supermarkets by Bob Bowman

"... [C]ommissary stores. Under one roof the early lumber companies... provided everything from cornmeal to coffins.

With a single visit, a sawmill worker and his family could cash a paycheck, buy the familyís groceries, pick up feed for their cows and pigs, purchase clothing or sewing goods, pick out furniture, and visit a doctor." Read full article



TX - Sabine  County 1907 postal map
1907 Texas postal map showing Pineland
in SW Sabine County
SW of Hemphill, S of Bronson
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Pineland, Texas Nearby Towns:
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Bronson
Rosevine
San Augustine

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