Herty, Texas

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Herty is an unincorporated community in north central Angelina County, Texas, United States. It is located three miles east of Lufkin at the intersection of State Highway 103 and Farm to Market Road 842.


The establishment of the Southland Paper Mills adjacent to the Angelina and Neches River Railroad in 1940 led to the creation of Herty. The area is named after Dr. Charles Herty, a Georgia chemist that developed the first process to create paper from southern pine. He was also a co-founder of Southland Paper.

The population of Herty was 1,400 in 1960 and 605 in 1970, 1980, and 1990.


Herty is a part of the Lufkin Independent School District.


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Coordinates: 31°21′23″N 94°41′00″W / 31.35639°N 94.68333°W / 31.35639; -94.68333