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Groveton (Trinity County)

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Groveton is the fourth and final seat for Trinity County, following land speculation, courthouse fires, and theft of records. After the Trinity and Sabine Railroad Company built a rail line through the forests in 1882, the Trinity County Lumber Company sawmill became the focus of settlement. The same year the county seat was moved here from Pennington and a courthouse built in 1884 by Eugene T. Heiner. By 1930, the area’s timber had been cut, and the sawmill closed. Forests seen today are the result of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) planting programs in the 1930s.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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