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Beaumont in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Beaumont

 
 
Beaumont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 18, 2022
1. Beaumont Marker
Inscription.  County seat of Jefferson County. Settled in 1825 as Tevis Bluff; incorporated as Beaumont Dec. 16, 1838. Early trading post, riverboat port, lumber, rice and ranching center. Near site of spindletop gusher, where oil became an industry, ushering in the modern port and shipyards, and a vast industrial and chemical complex.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10494.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is December 16, 1838.
 
Location. 30° 5.796′ N, 94° 6.865′ W. Marker is in Beaumont, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on I-10 Frontage Road, 0.2 miles west of Gulf Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located southwest of the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1750 I-10 Frontage Road, Beaumont TX 77703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); F/RF-101 Voodoo (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Charles F. L. N. Graham (approx.
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0.3 miles away); Blind Willie Johnson (approx. half a mile away); McFaddin-Ward House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Holmes Duke House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Andrew F. Smyth (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaumont.
 
Beaumont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 18, 2022
2. Beaumont Marker
The Beaumont Marker next to the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum and Visitor’s Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 18, 2022
3. The Beaumont Marker next to the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum and Visitor’s Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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