French Trading Post

French Trading Post (HM14YR)

Location: Beaumont, TX 77706 Jefferson County
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N 30° 6.622', W 94° 8.599'

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Built 1845 by John J. French (1799-1889), merchant and tanner who came from Connecticut and New York to Texas in 1830s. Served as home and store, with tannery nearby. Early settlers came to "French Town" to trade tallow, hides, corn, and beef for shoes, harnesses, tanned skins, salt, coffee, tea, cloth, and everyday items. Home remained in French family for 95 years (until 1940). French Road, French schools in area still bear family name. Purchased by Beaumont Junior League, 1968; given to Beaumont Heritage Society. Restored to its 1845 appearance in 1969.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark — 1970
HM NumberHM14YR
Marker Number10527
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 389848 N 3331566
Decimal Degrees30.11036667, -94.14331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 6.622', W 94° 8.599'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 6' 37.32" N, 94° 8' 35.94" W
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Area Code(s)409
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3199 Arbor Ln, Beaumont TX 77706, US
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