Chosen by fortune for glory, the world first knew Beaumont through Spindletop, the oil field that proved petroleum could be found in quantities to supply the world. The technology, industry and commerce that followed the petroleum bonanza grew and diversified until today. With the oil discovery came the nation's industrial age and 600 oil companies. Today, Beaumont is the region's largest city, a cultural crossroads rich in history, art and culture. Borrowing from the Cajun "lagniappe," meaning "a little something extra," Beaumont is "Texas with A Little Something Extra." The city's Bayou roots make it a combination of two colorful cultures: Texas with Cajun influences.
Beaumont is located on Interstate 10, just 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles from the Louisiana border. It sits along the banks of the Neches River and is accessible by car, air, rail or even water.
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (observes Daylight Savings Time)
Elevation: 25 feet above sea level
118,000 - Beaumont
252,000 - Jefferson County
County: Beaumont is the seat of Jefferson County
- Coldest month, January (52.5 F / 11 C)
- Hottest month, July (82 F / 28 C)
- Mean annual temperature (72 F / 22 C)
- Annual rainfall, 57 inches
Miles to Beaumont:
Houston, TX - 90
Louisiana Border - 25
Austin, TX - 248
New Orleans, LA - 260
San Antonio, TX - 280
Corpus Christi, TX - 307
Dallas, TX - 325
El Paso, TX - 832
Situated on more than 1,180 acres, the Jack Brooks Regional Airport (BPT) is served by American Airlines with connecting flights through Dallas/Forth Worth (DFW), as well as private and executive aircraft. The airport boasts a comfortable commercial terminal and lounge, and can accommodate charter flights with customs landing rights. Additionally, United Connection provides shuttle service from Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to BPT several times daily. 409-722-7599 Get additional maps & transportation information in the trip planning section of our website.
Beaumont offers lodging accommodations to meet every budget and need. With more than 3,700 hotel rooms available in the city, travelers are sure to find the perfect place to stay. The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau website offers hotel listings. Visit www.beaumontcvb.com/hotels for more information.