Polk County

Courthouse in Polk County, TexasPolk County was named for James Knox Polk who was the eleventh president of the United States during the Mexican War. It is located on the east side of Lake Livingston with the major cities of  Goodrich, Livingston and Onalaska hospitaldirectly influenced by the lake.  The county is made up of 1110 square miles and according to the 2010 census there are approximately 45,413 people who reside there.                                                                   

Livingston (population 5335) is the largest city in Polk County. It has a college, a hospital, a large shopping district with many restaurants and a municipal airport. It was settled in 1835 as Springfield and changed to Livingston in 1846. This is when it became the county seat. The Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation is located just to the east of the city.

Goodrich (population 271) is home to the Goodrich High School Hornets.

Onalaska (population 1174) is located at the Heart of Lake Livingston. It was first settled in 1840 as a farming community until the 1904 arrival of the Carlisle Lumber Company Sawmill - the largest sawmill in Texas.  William Carlisle had also named the towns of Onalaska, Wisconsin and Onalaska, Washington.  It quickly became a boomtown until the depletion of local timber and the mill's closure in 1928. The boom began again with the completion of Lake Livingston in 1969. 

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Alabama Point      
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Bay Haven Beacon Bay Beau Rivage
 Bella Vista
Blue XX West            
Bridgeview
 
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Canyon Park Cedar Point Cedar Ridge Commodore Cape  
Copper Cove     
Cotton Hill Estates
 
 
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Dickens Landing      
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Emerald Bay      
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Forest Hills  Forester's Retreat        Fountain Lake
Four Corners Estates  
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Idlewilde Estates Impala Woods  Indian Hill Estates  Indian Hills Harbor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kalita Point Kickapoo Estates Kickapoo Forest  
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 Lake Livingston
Air Park
Lake Livingston 
Estates 1

Lake Livingston 
Estates 2 & 3
 Lake Livingston Village    Leisurewood
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Memorial Point    
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 Nicki's Landing  Nugents Cove    
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Oak Terrace Estates      
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Paradise Acres 1 Paradise Acres 2 Paradise Acres 3  Pat's Point
Pelican Point Pinwah Pine Estates
 
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Reily's Landing  Resort Country    
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Sandy Ridge Sandy Shores Shady Ridge  Shelter Cove
Spring Creek Stanford Shores Stowaway Bay
Sunset Shores
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Twin Harbors  Twin Hills Cove 
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Yaupon Cove