“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jefferson County, Texas

Clickable Map of Jefferson County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jefferson County, TX (122) Chambers County, TX (35) Hardin County, TX (10) Liberty County, TX (89) Orange County, TX (67) Cameron Parish, LA (3)  JeffersonCounty(122) Jefferson County (122)  ChambersCounty(35) Chambers County (35)  HardinCounty(10) Hardin County (10)  LibertyCounty(89) Liberty County (89)  OrangeCounty(67) Orange County (67)  CameronParishLouisiana(3) Cameron Parish (3)
Beaumont is the county seat for Jefferson County
Adjacent to Jefferson County, Texas
      Chambers County (35)  
      Hardin County (10)  
      Liberty County (89)  
      Orange County (67)  
      Cameron Parish, Louisiana (3)  
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1 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10564 — Andrew F. Smyth
Officer in the Jasper Volunteers during the Texas War for Independence Map (db m191185) HM
2 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 17146 — Aubrey Wilson "Moon" Mullican
Born in the small town of Corrigan in 1909, Aubry Wilson Mullican became famous as a country and western singer and songwriter. His father was a farmer and the African-American farm workers and sharecroppers influenced his music greatly. Mullican . . . Map (db m190782) HM
3 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10493 — Beaumont
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 . . . Map (db m118626) HM
4 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10494 — Beaumont
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 . . . Map (db m190794) HM
5 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 16386 — Blind Willie Johnson
Willie Johnson was born near Independence, Texas, in 1897 to Willie and Mary (Fields) Johnson. His family moved to Marlin when Johnson was a young boy, and it was there that he first learned gospel songs at church; his first guitar was said to be . . . Map (db m190798) HM
6 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10498 — Central Fire Station
This structure was built in 1927 to house the Beaumont fire Department. Organized in 1881. Designed by the architectural firm of Livesay and Wiedemann, the building was constructed on the site of two earlier fire stations. Influences of the Spanish . . . Map (db m173329) HM
7 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10495 — City of Beaumont
Named in honor of Mary Dewleigh Borlace Warren Beaumont by her husband Henry Millard who laid out the town in 1835 on a site known as Tevis's Bluff Incorporated in 1838Map (db m129555) HM
8 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10503 — Congregation Temple Emanuel
The first recorded Jewish worship services in Beaumont were held on Yom Kippur in September 1887. The congregation's first synagogue was built at the corner of Broadway and Willow streets in 1901. In 1923, under the leadership of Rabbi Samuel . . . Map (db m172378) HM
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9 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10531 — Dr. Charles F. L. N. Graham(1889-1943)
Born in British Guiana (Guyana), Charles Frank Luckett Nordman Graham attended college in Alabama, Ohio, and Iowa. He came to Beaumont in 1918 on behalf of the American Missionary Association and founded Graham Congregational Church and the Barnwell . . . Map (db m190797) HM
10 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10513 — Enterprise-Journal
Near this spot on Nov. 6, 1880, the first Beaumont Enterprise came off the press. This newspaper, founded by John W. Leonard, is southeast Texas' oldest business institution. The Beaumont Journal, founded in August 1889, by Robert Emmett . . . Map (db m174133) HM
11 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — F/RF-101 Voodoo
USAF Century Series Aircraft Flown by Strategic, Tactical and Air Defense Units 1954-1974 Well Known for Nuclear Deterrent Role in NATO Famous for the Reconnaissance Mission in Southeast Asia In Memory of Walter Mayer, Jr. A . . . Map (db m191191) HM WM
12 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10521 — First National Bank Building
Founded on April 9, 1889, the First National Bank of Beaumont enjoyed an economic revitalization in the 1930s after the area's second major oil boom. A special meeting of the bank's board of directors was held on January 16, 1935, to discuss plans . . . Map (db m172313) HM
13 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10523 — First United Methodist Church Of Beaumont
In 1839, Methodist Missionary Samuel A. Williams (1810-66) conducted first religious service in Beaumont, followed in 1840 by another Methodist minister, Henry Stephenson (1772-1841), organizer of first Protestant . . . Map (db m173651) HM
14 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10527 — French Trading Post
Built 1845 by John J. French (1799-1889), merchant and tanner who came from Connecticut and New York to Texas in 1830s. Served as home and store, with tannery nearby. Early settlers came to “French Town” to trade tallow, hides, corn, and beef for . . . Map (db m60304) HM
15 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 17185 — Harry James' Childhood Homesite
Henry Haag "Harry" James was an American musician who became famous as one of the most popular bandleaders during the "Big Band" or "Swing Band" era of the 1930s and 1940s. He was born in 1916 in Albany, Georgia. When Harry was eight his parents . . . Map (db m172322) HM
16 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10544 — Henry Millard
A native of Saratoga County, New York, Henry Millard moved to Missouri with his family while still a child. As a young man he moved to Natchez, Mississippi, where in 1826 he married Mary Warren Beaumont. While living in Natchez they became the . . . Map (db m190760) HM
17 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10511 — Holmes Duke House
A native of Carthage, Texas, Holmes Duke came to Beaumont in the late 19th century and purchased property at this site in 1898. Construction on his home began shortly thereafter. Completed in 1899, the Holmes Duke house features influences of the . . . Map (db m172749) HM
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18 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 13668 — J.P. Richardson, Jr: The Big Bopper
Jiles Perry "J.P." Richardson, Jr. was born on October 24, 1930 to Jiles and Elsie Bernice (Stalsby) Richardson in Sabine Pass (26 mi. SE); the family moved to Beaumont when he was six. As a teenager, Richardson began writing songs with country and . . . Map (db m190786) HM
19 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10536 — Jefferson County Courthouse
The first county building constructed at this site was a jailhouse completed in 1838, two years after the organization of Jefferson County. Located on land acquired from Nancy Tevis, a pioneer settler of the area, it also housed county offices and . . . Map (db m118625) HM
20 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10537 — Jefferson Theatre
Built in 1927 by the Jefferson Amusement Company, this theatre quickly became a landmark in downtown Beaumont. Emile Weil, Inc., a New Orleans architectural firm, designed the structure. The interior is a showcase of fine materials and . . . Map (db m76253) HM
21 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10543 — Magnolia Cemetery
The Magnolia Cemetery Company was granted a charter by the State of Texas on August 3, 1887. The following month the company's five trustees purchased thirteen acres of land on which to locate the graveyard, and burials were soon taking place in the . . . Map (db m190759) HM
22 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 17280 — Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church of Beaumont
This historic congregation began in November 1890 with a group of Christians holding services in a schoolhouse. Worship extended to prayer meetings held in various homes. Eventually the congregation purchased land at the corner of Pine and Prince . . . Map (db m191184) HM
23 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10587 — Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias(June 26, 1914 - Sept. 27, 1956)
At 18, set two world records in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic games - in 80-meter hurdles and javelin throw. Excelling at all sports, became a professional athlete and won 5 major titles as a championship golfer. Was nicknamed after famous . . . Map (db m190785) HM
24 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10574 — Noah Tevis
Site of the home of Noah Tevis who came to Texas in 1826 and built his cabin on land not granted until 1835. On a portion of this known as Tevis Bluff, the town of Beaumont was laid out before his death December 6, 1835. Erected by the State of . . . Map (db m172382) HM
25 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10575 — Police Chief Reid Tevis(April 1, 1878 - April 15, 1925)
Began lifetime career as a police officer at age 19. Was chief of detectives for Beaumont Police Department many years; chief of police, 1923 to 1925. Started police benefit fund, increased staff from 20 to 50, and reorganized department. . . . Map (db m190783) HM
26 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10554 — Port of Beaumont
The city of Beaumont, 41 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, was served from its founding in 1837 by schooners and sternwheelers navigating the Neches River. The three-foot depth of Sabine Lake between the river's mouth and the Gulf limited . . . Map (db m118629) HM
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27 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 16418 — Prater Cemetery
Prater Cemetery is a small family cemetery in what was once known as the Rosedale community of north Jefferson County. Edwin Prater, founder of the cemetery, bought a half acre of land for $10 from his daughter Theodosia and her husband John Jackson . . . Map (db m190791) HM
28 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10560 — Saint Anthony's Cathedral
Traveling priests visited this area as early as the 1850s, conducting Catholic services outdoors, in homes, and later in the town Temperance Hall. The first church building was constructed in 1881 under the leadership of the Rev. V. Quinon. Located . . . Map (db m190761) HM
29 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10561 — Sanders House
Tennessee-born Robert Washington Sanders (1850-1916), a master wood carver, was drawn to Beaumont in 1878 by the newly-emerging lumber industry. He worked in several local lumber mills until 1902, when he went into business for himself as a . . . Map (db m173697) HM
30 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10502 — Site of Collier's Ferry
Main crossing on Old Jasper Road and alternate crossing on Opelousas Trail from Liberty through Beaumont to Louisiana. Used as early as 1750, route followed Indian traces and was highway for explorer-settlers, priests, soldiers, traders from . . . Map (db m190729) HM
31 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10571 — Site Of Spindle Top Hill Confederate Camp
Here from 1862 to 1864, camped Colonel A. W. Spaight's Battalion, 2nd Texas Infantry, Confederate States Army, composed of soldiers from Jefferson, Liberty, and Chambers counties. Their presence here served to prevent invasion of this part of . . . Map (db m172320) HM
32 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10570 — Spell Cemetery
The land on which this graveyard is located was designated a family cemetery in 1873 by the Marble family. The earliest known burial is that of Martha Marble (d. 1864), whose husband John S. Marble was also buried here in 1873. Their daughter and . . . Map (db m190792) HM
33 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10576 — Texas' First Rice Mill
Beaumont Rice Mill, founded 1892 by J. E. Broussard, was developed after first commercial planting of rice in Texas in 1863. Earlier crops, due to dependence on rain, were dubbed “providence rice.” Broussard, pioneer grower and irrigator, . . . Map (db m201843) HM
34 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10501 — The Clubhouse The Woman's Club of Beaumont
Early meetings of the Woman's Reading Club, now the Woman's Club of Beaumont, were conducted in area homes, churches, and public buildings until 1909, when this two-story frame clubhouse was built. Constructed during the presidencies of Mrs. John . . . Map (db m173294) HM
35 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10540 — The Lucas Gusher
Discovery well of the Spindletop Oil Field and the first important well on the Gulf Coast. It blew in on Jan. 10, 1901, flowing 100,000 barrels of oil a day from a depth of 1020 feet. The oil production which resulted made Beaumont a city and the . . . Map (db m64411) HM
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36 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10581 — The Woman's Club of Beaumont
On January 18, 1895, Mrs. Hal W. Greer hosted a meeting at her home which resulted in the formation of this club. Present were Mrs. Greer's friends Mrs. E. C. Weiss, Mrs. T. A. Lamb, Miss Mary Lamb, and Miss Harriet Ferrand. Through their guidance, . . . Map (db m173296) HM
37 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10577 — Travis Street Substation
When Gulf States Utilities Company built this Travis Street substation building in 1929, a new era of progress began in Beaumont and all of southeast Texas. Additional farms, homes, and industries received access to dependable and economic . . . Map (db m174023) HM
38 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10578 — Tyrrell Public Library
Built in 1903 as the First Baptist Church, this limestone structure replaced a red brick church on the same site. Architect of the Romanesque Revival style edifice was A. N. Dawson and contractor was G. D. Patterson. In 1923, when the Baptist . . . Map (db m118628) HM
39 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — War Memorial
Dedicated to those citizens who have sacrificed and given of themselves in the battles fought from 1776 to date for the defense and strength of America Map (db m191187) WM
40 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 17835 — West Beulah Missionary Baptist Church
During the "Black Church Expansion" between 1875 and 1925, the West Beulah Baptist Church was founded in a shotgun-style house that was common in the south following the Civil War. Rev. Sidney Farrington was the first pastor, and conducted prayer . . . Map (db m190793) HM
41 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10580 — Westminster Presbyterian Church Of Beaumont
Presbyterian worship services were led in this area by traveling preachers until the Rev. S. F. Tenney and the Rev. W. C. Wallace organized the First Presbyterian Church of Beaumont on February 28, 1880. The Rev. Wallace served as supply preacher . . . Map (db m173682) HM
42 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10541 — William McFaddin(1819-1898)
Served in Texas War for Independence at first Siege of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Supply agent in Civil War. McFaddin, noted for his hospitality and generosity, founded empire in ranching that survives today.Map (db m190784) HM
43 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10584 — Young Men's Christian Association Of Beaumont
The 1901 Spindletop oil boom brought vice, corruption and inadequate housing problems to Beaumont. H. G. Behrman, a young man who was sleeping in a tent in his friend's backyard, met W. M. Lewis, state secretary of the YMCA. Through their efforts, . . . Map (db m173297) HM
44 Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont — 10585 — Young Women's Christian Association Of Beaumont
Established in 1911 with ten members, the Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association was officially chartered three years alter. Meetings were held in the town Temperance Hall until a separate building was constructed for the members at this . . . Map (db m173691) HM
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45 Texas, Jefferson County, China — 10549 — Opelousas Trail
Named for one of several Atakapan-speaking Native American tribes originally connected by this trail, the Opelousas ran from La Bahia (later Goliad) to the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Evidence of cultural interchange between tribes indicates the . . . Map (db m190727) HM
46 Texas, Jefferson County, China — 11954 — Site of World War ll Prisoner of War Camp(China Branch Camp)
The reduction of the labor force in the United States during World War II prompted the use of prisoners of war as laborers for various agricultural interests. The responsibility of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service at Texas A&M University, . . . Map (db m129554) HM
47 Texas, Jefferson County, Fannett — 13440 — The Mayumi Legacy
The modern Texas rice industry was shaped in part by the Mayumi brothers, who arrived here from Japan in the early twentieth century. Rice had been grown in limited quantities in Jefferson County since the 1840s, but production remained relatively . . . Map (db m213859) HM
48 Texas, Jefferson County, Hamshire — 10533 — Hamshire House
On land patented to William H. Smith, who died at the Alamo. Of Louisiana Cypress style is typical of ranches of the time built 1859 by A. Mobray for Emil Broussard. He sold to Eloi and Azema Broussard. Here grew up a son J.E. Broussard who . . . Map (db m213854) HM
49 Texas, Jefferson County, Hamshire — 10504 — Leo Edward Craigen(1845-1910)
During the Civil War, Leo Edward Craigen joined the Confederate Army of the Mississippi and was wounded at Shiloh. Following surgery to remove his leg, he served with the cavalry until the end of the war. In 1879 he became a teacher at Taylor's . . . Map (db m213857) HM
50 Texas, Jefferson County, Nederland — 10543 — 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 . . . Map (db m170862) HM
51 Texas, Jefferson County, Nederland — 10517 — First Baptist Church of Nederland
This congregation grew out of a revival held by a Baptist minister in the local Dutch Reformed Church. Seven charter members met in March 1907 to organize the First Baptist Church in Nederland, and the Rev. George Montgomery was called to serve as . . . Map (db m170868) HM
52 Texas, Jefferson County, Nederland — 10520 — First Mercantile Building
Site of First Mercantile Building As agent for the Port Arthur Land Company, Dutch immigrant G. W. Kilsdonk, Jr., worked to encourage people from his native Holland to settle in this area in the late 1890s. He built a number of . . . Map (db m170648) HM
53 Texas, Jefferson County, Nederland — 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, . . . Map (db m170516) HM
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54 Texas, Jefferson County, Nederland — W.M."Tex" Ritter1905-1974
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 . . . Map (db m170580) HM
55 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 111th Combat Engineers
The original engineer unit in the "Texas National Guard” originated in Port Arthur in 1916 and was designated "Company A Texas Engineers.” The Company was first called into service in June 1916 for duty in the Mexican border . . . Map (db m158054) HM
56 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 143rd Infantry Regiment
The 143rd stems from the Third Regiment of Infantry which was organized in 1880 from existing companies of the Texas Volunteer Guard, five of which participated in the Spanish American War. Company I of the Third Regiment served in the army of . . . Map (db m158090) HM
57 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10572 — Arthur Edward Stilwell
Son of Charles H. and Mary Stilwell, was born on October 21, 1859, in Rochester, New York. Young Arthur was greatly influenced by his grandfather, railroad builder Hamlin Stilwell, and according to family tradition vowed to be a railroad builder . . . Map (db m201802) HM
58 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10586 — Babe Didrikson Zaharias(June 26, 1911 - September 27, 1956)
Birthplace of Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 - September 27, 1956)One of seven children, Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants Hannah Marie (d. 1945) and Ole Didrikson (d. . . . Map (db m152242) HM
59 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10515 — Clubhouse of the Federated Women’s Clubs of Port Arthur
In 1923, twenty-five years after their founding, the Port Arthur Federated Women's Clubs began planning for construction of their own clubhouse. Mrs. C. L. Wignall chaired the planning committee, and her husband, local architect C. L. Wignall, . . . Map (db m201890) HM
60 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 17107 — Community Retirement Home
In 1944, a group of citizens discussed establishment of a retirement home in Port Arthur. Federated Mission Society members from several churches served on the board of directors. Incorporated as the Community Retirement Home on August 28, 1944, . . . Map (db m154450) HM
61 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10548 — Early Oil Tanker Service
Part of the huge transportation complex that moves petroleum to world markets. Traffic in oil tankers and barges in Texas mushroomed two months after the state's first oil gusher, "Spindletop," roared in. On March 11, 1901, the first boat to . . . Map (db m118630) HM
62 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10512 — Ellwood - Craig House(Pompeiian Villa) — Official Historical Medallion —
Built in 1900 as the winter home of Isaac L. Ellwood (1833-1910), principal developer of barbed wire. Architects G. C. Nimmons and W. K. Fellows, of Chicago, designed the house in a classic revival style with a raised Roman Doric . . . Map (db m151243) HM
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63 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10514 — Federated Women's Clubs Of Port Arthur
The Federated Women's Clubs of Port Arthur is a league of sixteen individual clubs which represent a variety of interests and public service projects. Together, through the organization, they combine their efforts for the betterment of the . . . Map (db m151292) HM
64 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10519 — First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Of Port Arthur
This congregation traces its history to 1898, when a small group of people began meeting informally for Bible studies. In 1904, under the leadership of B. J. Waugh, First Christian Church was chartered with 72 members. Services were held regularly . . . Map (db m151554) HM
65 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 12784 — Francis John (Frank) Trost(June 24, 1868 - August 4, 1944)
Frank Trost, the photographer of record on the day the Lucas Gusher erupted in the Spindletop Oil Field, came to Port Arthur in 1895 from Kansas City, Missouri, where he had been involved in real estate. He opened a photography studio at this site . . . Map (db m150445) HM
66 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10529 — Gates Memorial Library
John Warne "Bet a Million" Gates (1855-1911), a native of Illinois, was instrumental in the early growth of Port Arthur. A prominent businessman and financier noted for his promotion of barbed wire, he became a leader in the development of the city . . . Map (db m150901) HM
67 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10530 — Gates Memorial Library
< John W. Gates (1855-1911), a noted financier and philanthropist, set aside land at this site for a public library. In 1917, through the efforts of his widow Dellora (1855-1918), this classical revival library was completed. It was designed by the . . . Map (db m201990) HM
68 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 14022 — Harry Henry Choates
Noted musician Harry Henry Choates, whose career was shortened by an early death, was born in Louisiana in 1922. During the 1930s, he moved with his mother to Port Arthur, where as a child he began to develop and shape his gift of music. Known for . . . Map (db m151960) HM
69 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10535 — Israel Chapel A.M.E. Church
Frederick Shepherd, who helped the Rev. Napoleon Harris establish an African Methodist Episcopal (A. M. E.) mission in nearby Sabine in 1902, founded this church at his Port Arthur home in 1903 with the Rev. Harris serving as pastor. The first . . . Map (db m171188) HM
70 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 13885 — Janis Lyn Joplin(January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970)
A native of Port Arthur, famed blues and rock and roll singer Janis Joplin lived here with her family. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960 and attended Port Arthur College and Lamar State College of Technology (Lamar University) . . . Map (db m158056) HM
71 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 12501 — John Warne Gates
Illinois native John Warne Gates (1855-1911) arrived in Port Arthur in 1899 at the urging of his business partner and town promoter, Arthur Stilwell. Gates' time here as a financier, entrepreneur and philanthropist left a significant legacy to the . . . Map (db m151350) HM
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72 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10539 — Lakeshore/Lions Park
The Port Arthur Townsite Company, planning the layout of Port Arthur in 1898, set aside Lakeshore Park along the Sabine Lake shoreline. In 1920 a portion of the park was named Lions Park in honor of the Lions Club members who made numerous . . . Map (db m170652) HM
73 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 'Man's Best Friend'
Some 30,000 dogs have served America's military in 20th century wars They have served as guards, scouts, trackers, messengers or detectors of mines, booby traps, explosives and enemy soldiers In Viet Nam 325 died in action while . . . Map (db m150769) HM WM
74 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — Merchant Marine MemorialU.S.S. Texaco Mississippi — Heroes of World War II —
This anchor is in recognition of, and a tribute to, those who served in the Merchant Marine of World War II, we salute the men and women who served aboard the ships of the following Merchant Marine fleets: Texaco Marine, Sabine Towing & . . . Map (db m150933) HM WM
75 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10553 — Pompeiian Villa
The last remaining landmark of the "dream city" planned by the founder of Port Arthur, railroad magnate Arthur E. Stilwell (1859-1928). The house was built in 1900 as the winter resort home of Isaac L. Ellwood . . . Map (db m151004) HM
76 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 14688 — Port Arthur College
John W. Gates founded Port Arthur College in 1909 as a nonprofit, non-sectarian, vocational school focusing on stenography, accounting and communications. Gates, one of the founders of the Texas Company (Texaco), envisioned a school to . . . Map (db m150731) HM
77 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 12783 — Port Arthur-Beaumont Interurban Railway
Electric railways known as Interurbans existed in Texas from 1901 until the 1940s to provide frequent opportunities for the public to travel between urban centers. Interurban service between Beaumont and Port Arthur began on December 16, 1913, . . . Map (db m150381) HM
78 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10555 — Rainbow Bridge
The rapid growth of the petrochemical industry in Jefferson and Orange counties in the early 20th century led to increased population in this area. In order to serve escalating transportation needs, plans began in the 1920s for the construction of . . . Map (db m150345) HM
79 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 16998 — Rock Island Baptist Church
Rock Island Baptist Church in 1910, a small group of Christians (known as the Sixth Street Baptist Church) began worshiping in Port Arthur. The following year, in 1911, the Rock Island Baptist Church organized when eleven members from the Sixth . . . Map (db m171639) HM
80 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 15944 — Ruby Ruth Fuller Building
This building was constructed in 1915 as the new home of Port Arthur's First United Methodist Church, which had organized in 1897. The building was designed by C.W. Ward, and church member Warren McDaniel served as the contractor. A special . . . Map (db m201906) HM
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81 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 14028 — Sabine-Neches Canal
Situated between Port Arthur and Lake Sabine and drainages of the Sabine and Neches Rivers, the Sabine-Neches Canal is a vital route for commerce from the Gulf of Mexico to port facilities in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange and other areas. Interest . . . Map (db m151622) HM
82 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10492 — Site of Old Aurora
Laid out in 1835 on land grant from government of Mexico to Horatio M. Hanks. At least 160 blocks were planned. After the Texas Revolution, Banks' partner and agent Alamazon Huston sold first 15 lots on Nov. 27, 1837. Deed records show town . . . Map (db m201856) HM
83 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10565 — South County Office Building
The growth of the petrochemical industry in the southern part of Jefferson County in the early 1930s resulted in the need for extended county government services. State legislation was required in order to enable the county to build a . . . Map (db m150436) HM
84 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — Spanish-American WarApril 21, 1898 - February 10, 1899
Marker 1 On April 20th 1898, congress adopted the following resolution "first, that the people of the Island of Cuba are and of right ought to be free and independent "second, that it is the duty of the United States to demand, and the . . . Map (db m158104) HM
85 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10569 — Sparks Settlement Cemetery
John and Melinda Sparks and their family came to southeast Texas from Tennessee in 1838. They settled on the Jeremiah Mixon headright on Lake Sabine and later set aside land for a family burial ground. The land was acquired by the Port Arthur Land . . . Map (db m151354) HM
86 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 18716 — St. Paul United Methodist Church
In 1915, Reverend S.D. Hackett introduced Methodism to the historic westside of Port Arthur, creating Hackett Chapel, a black Methodist Church, with seventeen faithful members. The "prayer band" began meeting at the Ila Hall on West 7th . . . Map (db m201976) HM
87 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — The Four Chaplains
On February 3rd, 1943 as the American troopship Dorchester neared its destination, Greenland, it was torpedoed at 12:55 A.M. by a German submarine. The old ship immediately began to sink. As the men clamored to the deck, the four chaplains . . . Map (db m150369) HM WM
88 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 16295 — The Hughen School
Since 1937, the Hughen School and other related facilities have provided assistance to individuals with disabilities. The school grew out of a vision by the Rotary Club of Port Arthur to start a movement in the interest of children with . . . Map (db m151940) HM
89 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 16026 — The Kansas City Southern Railway in Port Arthur
The city of Port Arthur was platted in 1895 as the terminus of a railroad envisioned by Arthur E. Stilwell as the shortest route from Kansas City, Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico. The Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad was completed in . . . Map (db m150352) HM
90 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 12562 — The Port Arthur Refinery
The eruption of the Lucas Gusher at the Spindletop oil field in January 1901 established Texas as a major oil source and signaled the beginning of a significant economic boom to the state. The new town of Port Arthur benefited tremendously from its . . . Map (db m118631) HM
91 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10582 — The Woodworth House(Rose Hill)
In 1896 Arthur E. Stilwell, president of the Kansas City Southern Railroad, organized a townsite company to settle Port Arthur. Soon afterward, R.H. Woodworth (d. 1923) moved here from Chicago with his bride Mary (d. 1946). They erected their . . . Map (db m150713) HM
92 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10583 — The Woodworth House(Rose Hill) — Official Historical Medallion —
J.H. Baxter of the Griffing Lumber Company built this residence in 1906 for R.H. Woodworth (d.1923). Wide verandas extend beyond the impressive columned portico of the Classic Revival structure. Woodworth, a business and civic leader, and his wife . . . Map (db m150368) HM
93 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — Thirty Sixth Infantry DivisionTexas National Guard
The 36th was a dominant element of the Texas National Guard for many years. Born of the volunteers who fought for Texas independence and nurtured through more than 150 years of local emergencies, border conflicts, Indian raids and International . . . Map (db m158057) HM
94 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 11953 — Trinity Lutheran Church
Twelve people heard the Rev. C. G. Kuppler of Louisiana deliver the last German Lutheran sermon in this area in early 1899. The small group applied for a regular pastor; the Lutheran Mission Commission sent Dan Poelott, a theological student, who . . . Map (db m172269) HM
95 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — 10579 — Vuylsteke House
Born in Rotterdam, Holland, Adrianus Jacobus Maria Vuylsteke (1873-1912) immigrated to the U. S. in 1893. In 1894-96 he moved to Texas and helped plat the town of Port Arthur. Following his marriage to Nettie Minerva White in 1898, they settled in . . . Map (db m150654) HM
96 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — Women's Peacetime and Wartime Service
In Recognition of Women's Peacetime and Wartime Service To Our Country Civil War 6,000 Spanish-American War 1,500 World War I 34,000 World War II 400,000 Korea 22,000 Viet Nam 7,500 Grenada 116 Panama 1,200 Persian Gulf . . . Map (db m150744) WM
97 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur — World War II 36th Division Support Troops
In grateful recognition of the supporting roles performed by the 442nd Infantry and 517th Parachute Combat Teams. The 442nd suffered severe casualties in the successful rescue of a 141st Infantry Battalion caught behind enemy lines in the . . . Map (db m158494) HM WM
98 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Neches — 16350 — First Baptist Church of Port Neches
This Baptist church, the first in Port Neches, organized in October of 1910. Twelve charter members held Baptist services in a one-room schoolhouse. These church founders were Mr. & Mrs. John Livingston, Mr. Horace Livingston, Mr. & Mrs. R.E. . . . Map (db m170865) HM
99 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Neches — 10524 — First United Methodist Church Of Port Neches
Before 1881 Methodists in Port Neches, then known as Grigsby's Bluff, were served by occasional circuit Riders who preached in private homes. On Sept. 6, 1881, the Rev. W. H. Crawford conducted a meeting to organize the first local Methodist . . . Map (db m170582) HM
100 Texas, Jefferson County, Port Neches — 10532 — Grigsby's Bluff(1834-1902)
Joseph Grigsby (1771-1841) and family migrated from Kentucky to the Sabine area in 1827. He is said to have been the first grower of cotton in East Texas. In 1834 he received a grant of 17 labors (3,009 acres) of land on the Neches. Here he built a . . . Map (db m170581) HM

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