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The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Huntington is approximately 1,794 (1990), 2118 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 767 (1990), 767 (2010).
The amount of land area in Huntington is 7.071 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Huntington to Washington DC is 1151 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 201 miles. (as the crow flies)
Huntington is positioned 31.27 degrees north of the equator and 94.57 degrees west of the prime meridian.


fifteen miles northwest of Zavalla and ten miles east of Lufkin in central Angelina County
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History & History Related Items

As with many towns of this era, Huntington was named for Collis P. Huntington who was the chairman of the board ofthe Southern Pacific Railroad. It was founded in 1900. It was a heavily forested area and it wasn't until the railroad came through that the forests were able to be cleared and towns built. E. A. Blount of Nacogdoches and W. J. Townsend, Sr. Of Lufkin founded the town and wanted to name it Old Homer in honor of the former county seat for Angelina County, but decided instead on Huntington. The first post office was opened in 1900 with R. D. Chapman as the postmaster. Several sawmills were built in the area which helped to form the basis for the town's economy based on lumbering and farming. By 1904, there were 600 residents in town. Phone service came in 1907 and electricity in 1927. Though Huntington struggled during the Great Depression of the 1930's, it rebounded once things improved. It was incorporated in 1937 with Fowler Burris as the first Mayor. Over 30 businesses called Huntington their home. Continuing to grow, the 1960 population was 1,009 and the 1970, 1,192 residents. In 1980 there were 1,672 people and 1,794 in 1990.
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