Beaumont in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Port of Beaumont
Competition appeared in 1897 when a new railroad passed through Beaumont to terminate at Sabine Lake. There Port Arthur was established and a 25-foot-deep canal was dug from the Gulf to the new city.
Other railroads and Beaumont businesses then supported extension of the new canal and deep-dredging of the Neches. In 1911 Beaumont shared half the cost with the Federal government of dredging a 25-foot-deep channel. One year later a Wharf and Dock Commission was appointed by Mayor Emmett A. Fletcher (1867-1943); Charles E. Walden (1865-1938) was its first chairman.
The deep water port and Sabine-Neches waterway were officially opened in 1916. The Port of Beaumont Navigation District was created by the Texas Legislature
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10554.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 4.741′ N, 94° 5.51′ W. Marker is in Beaumont, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Franklin Street. The marker is on your left as you enter the Port of Beaumont. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1225 Main Street, Beaumont TX 77701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson County Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beaumont (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Millard (approx. ¼ mile away); Tyrrell Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas' First Rice Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Lucas Gusher (approx. 3.3 miles away); French Trading Post (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaumont.
Regarding Port of Beaumont. Though almost unheard
Also see . . .
1. The Port's Website. (Submitted on August 14, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. A Page on the Port on the Ports of Texas Website. (Submitted on August 14, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. Port of Beaumont in Wikipedia (Article needs to be fleshed out.). (Submitted on August 14, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on June 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 3. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.