Port Neches in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(January 12, 1905 - January 2, 1974)
Western singing star Woodward Maurice ("Tex") Ritter was born in Panola County, Texas. After attending college, he began singing cowboy ballads on a Houston radio station in 1928. He advanced to Broadway, where he was nicknamed "Tex", and in 1936 began a series of popular western movies. Ritter performed later for television and the Grand Ole Opry and was named to the Country Music Hall of Fame. His best-known recording is the title song from the film "High Noon".
Recorded - 1976
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10556.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 30° 0.112′ N, 93° 57.764′ W. Marker is in Port Neches, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Block Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 618 Block Street, Port Neches TX 77651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grigsby's Bluff (approx. 0.9 miles away); First United Methodist Church Of Port Neches First Baptist Church of Port Neches (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Mercantile Building (approx. 2˝ miles away); City of Nederland (approx. 2.7 miles away); W.M."Tex" Ritter (approx. 2.7 miles away); Interurban Rail Service (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Nederland (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Neches.
More about this marker. Marker is located in the Oak Bluff Memorial Park (Block Cemetery). Marker is in a small median at a 3 way road intersection inside cemetery.
Tex Ritter's gravesite is about 50 feet south of the marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.