Nederland in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Western singing star Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter was born in Panola County Texas. He grew up in Nederland and after attending college, 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".
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 29° 58.388′ N, 93° 59.632′ W. Marker is in Nederland, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Boston Avenue south of North 15th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 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. City of Nederland (a few steps from this marker); Interurban Rail Service (within shouting distance of this marker); First Mercantile BuildingFirst Baptist Church of Nederland (approx. 0.3 miles 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.
More about this marker. Located in the Tex Ritter Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.