City of Nederland
Settled by Dutch immigrants in 1897; named for their native Netherlands, which in the 1890s suffered overcrowding, worn-out soil, and scant hope for prosperity. Thus when the Port Arthur Land Company (joined by Dutch businessmen) advertised the abundance of America, many families eagerly moved to this region. The new colony thrived, although torrid summers, frigid winters, and swamps prompted a few to return to Holland.
Those who remained built a sound economy of farming and ranching, now largely replaced by rice-growing and industries.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10543.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
Location. 29° 58.392′ N, 93° 59.628′ 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: 1515 Boston Street, 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 (a few steps from this marker);
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.