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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Nederland, Texas
Location of Nederland, Texas
► Jefferson County (101) ► Chambers County (25) ► Hardin County (9) ► Liberty County (30) ► Orange County (65) ► Cameron Parish, Louisiana (2)
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| 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|
|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|
| Site of First Mercantile BuildingAs 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|
| 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|
| 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|