Nederland in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Interurban Rail Service
On Dec. 15, 1913 The Eastern Texas Electric Co., now GSU, commenced the rail service between Beaumont and Port Arthur. The deluxe electric trolley cars ran once an hour. The Nederland Station, 50 feet to the west, served as a depot for passengers, freight and mail until Aug. 15, 1932 when the service was discontinued. In 1933 the station and rails were removed permitting the right-of-way to be used for high voltage power lines. Exhibited is a portion of an original interurban rail.
William "Bill" Quick, Historian.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is December 15, 1913.
Location. 29° 58.369′ N, 93° 59.614′ W. Marker is in Nederland, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Boston Avenue east of North 17th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1523 Boston Avenue, Nederland TX 77627, 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. W.M."Tex" Ritter (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Nederland (within shouting distance of this marker); First Mercantile Building (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Nederland (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Port Neches (approx. 1.6 miles away); Southeast Texas Regional Airport (approx. 2 miles away); First United Methodist Church Of Port Neches (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tex Ritter (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nederland.
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 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.