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Polk County Cities Have Rich History

County Seat

With its position as County Seat, Livingston is at the center of Polk County and focuses its attention on tourism, building it's Main Street, and on serving the needs of a growing retiree community. Much growth in the region has focused on health-care and the senior-care related industries and small businesses. 

City of Onalaska

Growing on the Lake

First settled in 1840, Onalaska still retains a small-town quality with a country atmosphere. Because of its location on the banks of Lake Livingston, has become a popular vacation and recreation area, and a great retirement community.  With a thriving business community, Onalaska visitors enjoy a variety of accommodations including motels, RV parks, fishing camps, and rustic camping. And with the area's mild winter climate, visitors find lots do do year round.

City of Corrigan

Valued Proximity

Founded in the late 19th century and incorporated in 1938, Corrigan is experiencing major growth with the addition of a large timber processing plant that will employ 165 local skilled workers. Spanning the U.S. 59/I-69 corridor, the city's proximity to the Houston transit centers and its east Texas lifestyle is highly valued. Timber, ranching, and farming are the foundation of the local economy and create an great business environment for taking full advantage of the natural resources.

City of Goodrich

Small Town - Big History

Largely residential, Goodrich hosts many weekend birders, fishermen, hunters, and water enthusiasts to the Lake Livingston region. Located on U.S. Highway 59/I-69, with connecting roads to Lake Livingston, Goodrich includes rural areas, small lake subdivisions, farms, ranches and gas/oil compression plants. The low-key environment continues to attract retirees seeking escape from major cities of Texas and young families wishing to live in a small town.

City of Seven Oaks

Character to Spare

As with most small east Texas towns, it's not the size that matters, it's the character, and Seven Oaks filled with character. Gently rolling hills with cattle, horses, and grass for miles. When you pass through, be sure and look for the artful Burning House.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas

History & Innovation

The Tribe is focused on economic development, both for its members and for the Polk County community and the Reservation. The recent opening of the Naskila Entertainment Center offers electronic bingo, dining, and a gift store created 200 jobs in the region, most in Polk County. The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas readily share their culture and history with visitors and are reaching out into new commerce areas to increase growth opportunities for their community and beyond.

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