Beaumont in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas' First Rice Mill
Broussard, pioneer grower and irrigator, was also co-founder of Rice Millers' Association. His efforts caused factories to spring up in nearby counties.
Firm is still operated by his descendants. Present building was erected in 1907.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 10576.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 4.858′ N, 94° 6.809′ W. Marker is in Beaumont, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Pacos Street 0.1 miles east of 3rd Street. The marker is on a wall of the original mill inside the fenced mill grounds. I'm not sure if permission is required to visit the marker but the gates are locked and you can't get access on weekends. Because Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Pecos Street, Beaumont TX 77701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Theatre (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tyrrell Public Library (approx. one mile away); Henry Millard (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beaumont (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jefferson County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Port of Beaumont (approx. 1.3 miles away); French Trading Post (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Lucas Gusher (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaumont.
Regarding Texas' First Rice Mill. The mill has grown over the years but I think this is the original building, though showing its age, is still in use.
Also see . . .
1. A Biography of Mill Founder J. E. Broussard from the Handbook of Texas. The story of rice grower and founder of the Beaumont Rice Mill (Submitted on August 13, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Beaumont Rice Mills, Inc. (Submitted on August 14, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on August 14, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.