Welcome to the City of Malakoff
The Small Town with a Big Heart
"Committed to Excellence"
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The City of Malakoff is located in Henderson County and is located approximately 73 miles Southeast of Dallas, 28 miles east of Corsicana and 42 miles west of Tyler. It is best known as the Gateway to Cedar Creek Lake. Malakoff is located just 3 miles from Cedar Creek Lake and is west of Athens on Texas highway 31.The population of Malakoff was 2,257 during the 2000 census. The community was formerly known as “Caney Creek” and “Mitchum Chapel”. An application for a named post office in 1854 under “Purdam” or “Mitcham” resulted in the current name, due to the other names being already in use.The Community is named after a Russian fort of Malakoff (Malakov kurgan), which played a pivotal role during the siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War.
Most people would agree that Malakoff has a small town charm that enjoys all the essentials of a large town. Our community is friendly, laid back, and everybody knows everybody. With its commitment to wholesome outdoor activities; community parks, 1000 acre lake at the south end of the town is Cedar Creek Lake. Our school system is a Recognized District by the State of Texas for its Excellence.
Malakoff is a town packed with antique dealers and has become known as the Best Bargain Shopping in Antiques in the state! It is the function of the City to provide the vital day to day services to its citizens, such as sanitation, water, sewer, streets, parks, library,building inspections, animal control, police and fire plus support functions to these services as well as planning and management.
The City of Malakoff (incorporated in 1948) is a municipal corporation under the laws of the State of Texas, operating as a Type A General Law City. The City Council is composed of the Mayor and five Council members and is the Legislative and policy making branch of the City government. The City Council appoints the City Administrator , who is accountable for the overall operation and management of the City.
Monday - Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed 12 Noon - 1:00 PM for Lunch
The News Staff Report MALAKOFF-Jake Lee singled with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning to drive in Zee Bailey, who had doubled, leading the Malakoff Tigers to an 8-7 comeback victory over Fairfield April 7. The Tigers got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning.
An East Texas church is adjusting as derailed train cars sit idle on their property. Three weeks ago, 38 cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed behind a Malakoff church off of Highway 31. Box and diesel cars lay distorted and stacked in a wooded area behind Hilltop Worship Center in Malakoff.
City of Malakoff Administrative Offices 109 Melton St. Malakoff, TX 75148 Tel: (903) 489-0699 Fax: (903) 489-2517
The purpose of the government of the City of Malakoff is to provide responsible leadership and the services and infrastructure necessary for a safe environment and high quality of life for our citizens