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Beaumont

About Beaumont

118,228 in city
378,477 in metro
222 km² (86 mi²)
4.97247552871 m
Located on the western bluffs of the Neches River, and forming the western point of southeast Texas' "Golden Triangle" with Orange to the east and Port Arthur to the south, Beaumont is the seat of Jefferson County and the largest city in southeast Texas. Receiving its initial charter on December 16, 1838, Beaumont would see modest growth until oil was struck just south of the city on January 10, 1901. The ensuing "oil boom" would result in dramatic population growth and a burgeoning skyline by the 1910s. Today the city is still recognized as the primary petrochemical complex of extreme Southeast Texas with numerous refineries and the city's port located outside of downtown, along the Neches River. Beaumont is also known as the home of Lamar University and the hometown of the legendary female athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
122 All Buildings
116
existing
1
planned
5
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Edison Plaza 254 ft 1982
2 San Jacinto Building 243 ft 1913
3 Edson Hotel 240 ft 1928
4 Jefferson County Courthouse 192 ft 1931
5 Century Tower 182 ft 1961