Nacogdoches was incorporated in 1837, with a area of about 1 square mile and fewer than 500 inhabitants. In the more than 180 years since, the city has grown to include more than 27 square miles and over 35,000 residents. Annexation, the extension of municipal services, taxing authority, voting rights, and regulations to a new territory, made this growth possible.
For the purposes of Texas Local Government Code Section 43.052, the City of Nacogdoches adopted the following on December 21, 1999.
“The City of Nacogdoches will not annex any territory that is required to be annexed under an annexation plan.”
Texas Local Government Code does not require annexation plans for:
1. Areas that contain less than 100 tracts of land on which one or more residential dwellings are located on each tract
2. Areas in which 50% or more of the landowners vote to request annexation
3. Areas the City of Nacogdoches determines are necessary to annex to protect the area or the city from imminent destruction of property or injury to persons or from a condition that constitutes a public or private nuisance as defined by laws of the state.