Nacogdoches

(redirected from Nacogdoches, Texas)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Nacogdoches

(năk'ədō`chĭs), city (1990 pop. 30,872), seat of Nacogdoches co., E Tex., in a pine and hardwood forest area; settled 1779. Industries in the city include lumbering, livestock and poultry raising and processing, and the manufacture of feed, wood and electronic products, motor homes, and furniture. Tourism is also important; within the vicinity is the huge Sam Rayburn Reservoir and many lakes. A Spanish mission was founded there in 1716; permanent settlers did not arrive until 1779. The settlement was a Spanish bastion against the French in Louisiana. After the Louisiana Purchase it was twice (1812, 1819) seized by U.S. raiding expeditions. In 1820 about 100 American families were issued land grants there; such settlement led to the 1826 Fredonian RebellionFredonian Rebellion,
1826–27, in Texas history, a premature attempt to make Texas independent from Mexico. Two Americans, Haden Edwards and his brother, had undertaken to make settlements on a land grant in E Texas around Nacogdoches, where there were already Mexican
..... Click the link for more information.
. The city was active in the Texas Revolution (1835–36). The state's first oil wells were drilled near the city in 1859. On the campus of Stephen F. Austin State Univ. is a Spanish presidio built in 1779. Sam HoustonHouston, Samuel,
1793–1863, American frontier hero and statesman of Texas, b. near Lexington, Va. Early Life

He moved (c.1806) with his family to Tennessee and lived much of his youth with the Cherokee, by whom he was adopted.
..... Click the link for more information.
 and Thomas J. RuskRusk, Thomas Jefferson,
1803–57, American political leader, U.S. Senator from Texas (1846–57), b. Pendleton District, S.C. He studied law under John C. Calhoun and practiced in Clarksville, Ga., for 10 years before moving to Texas in 1835.
..... Click the link for more information.
 lived there. Four signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
References in periodicals archive ?
2 -- 3 -- color) Left, a video image shows a piece of Columbia in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Seguin, Texas 78155 Nacogdoches, Texas 75962 Phone: 830.
and Paul Furrh, chief executive officer, Lone Star Legal Aid, Nacogdoches, Texas.
The facilities, located in Jefferson and Nacogdoches, Texas, and Cordele, Georgia, employ 456 people.
Saenz of the Wildlife Habitat Laboratory in Nacogdoches, Texas, frets over the cavities that the small, endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers peck out of healthy pine trees.
The company makes the composite on five Cincinnati Milacron twin-screw lines at its Columbus plant and plans to install five more at another plant in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Graphic evidence of audio shutdown was also tragically chronicled in the January 1991, shooting death of a Nacogdoches, Texas, law enforcement officer.
I recently became a widow and the Vivint security system allows me to rest better at night," said 66-year-old Vivint customer Charlene Rees of Nacogdoches, Texas.
The Bears opened November at Nicholls State and also have a home game at Northwestern State and a road trip to Nacogdoches, Texas, to take on Stephen F.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Cal State Northridge football team squandered a 21-point fourth-quarter lead as it lost to Stephen F.
Nacogdoches, Texas -- Pilgrims Pride, one of the major poultry processors in the United States recently completed startup of the expansion to their facility here.
Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and master's of education and doctorate in student personnel and guidance administration from Texas State University.