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Beaumont is located in southeast Texas along the Texas/Louisiana border and near the Gulf of Mexico. Locals commonly refer to this area as the Golden Triangle, referencing the larger cities in our region - Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange. Smaller cities include Port Neches, Nederland, Groves, Vidor and Bridge City.
Beaumont is the birthplace of Spindletop, the largest oil discovery in Texas, that jumpstarted Texas' transformation into a major petroleum producer and industrial power. Colleges and universities, such as Lamar University, are at our doorstep and the impact of these educational institutions ripples throughout the community.