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Downtown Dental Excellence is a modern, state-of-the-art practice offering Cleveland area patients a full-range of general and cosmetic dental services, from routine check-ups to complete smile makeovers. Dr. Sikes practices conservative, proactive dentistry utilizing the latest in dental technology. Your comfort is always a primary concern.

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More Information About Livingston, Texas

History

The history of Livingston, Texas dates back to 1835. At that time, a Tennessee native, Moses L. Choate, acquired land in the region and named it Springfield. A few years later, in 1846, Polk County broke off of the northern area of Liberty County, Choate lobbied to have the town of Springfield become the new county’s seat. In order to do this, he donated a hundred acres to the incoming county. By 1847, the town was renamed to Livingston after Choate’s hometown in Tennessee.

Over the next 40 years, the community remained small. Its population in 1880 was only 135 people. The economy of the region was based almost entirely on agriculture. The main crops grown in the area were cotton and corn. Like most of the region, the incoming railroads significantly altered the economic landscape and the human population. In 1880, the Houston East and West Railway came through Livingston. The most significant impact of the railroad was the boom it caused in the lumber industry. Sawmills began springing up all over the town.

Like most of the region, the decline in the lumber industry in the early part of the 20th century combined with the Great Depression significantly impacted the region. The population and economy of the community took a hit. Luckily for the town, oil was discovered in the Livingston field in 1932. This discover ushered in a new era of growth in the town and surrounding area. Just a few years after the discovery, the town had 93 oil producing wells in the field and the economy was back on track.

Today

The population today is 5,500 people. The economy is still largely connected to the oil fields and the agriculture industry. In recent times, the agriculture industry has shifted from cotton to other crops such as tomatoes. This has helped to boost the agricultural industry. The community has also benefited from its proximity to Lake Livingston. The presence of this lake has brought in recreation and tourism industries into the community as well as outside investments in development. In addition to all of this, the community is located just 75 miles north of Houston, which is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the entire country. Although the town is a little removed from the heart of the city, it still has benefited tremendously.

Things to do

Nature is a huge part of the regional entertainment. The town is located right next to Lake Livingston and the state park attached to it. The lake is one of the more popular spots in the entire area. It is perfect for boating, fishing, watersports, and swimming. People from all over the region come to the lake to beat the Texas heat in the summer months. The state park and the nearby Sam Houston National Forest provide the region with lots of outdoor activities including hiking and wildlife viewing. In addition to the outdoors, the town is also located within the larger metropolitan area. Although Houston is a little ways away, its presence is still felt in surrounding communities. Top rated restaurants, nightlife, retail, and entertainment venues are all over.

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