The New Student's Reference Work/Beaumont, Texas

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Beaumont, Texas, a city, the seat of Jefferson County, situated at the head of tidewater navigation on the Neches River on which it does a large trade in the shipment of yellow pine and cypress lumber and shingles via Sabine Pass. It is reached by a number of railroads, including the Sabine and East Houston, Texas and New Orleans and Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City roads. It lies 83 miles northeast of Houston. Its industries connected with the lumber, oil, foundry and machine shop trades are expanding rapidly and this of recent years has given an impetus to the developing of the city. Population (1910), 20,640.