Texas' First Rice Mill

Texas' First Rice Mill (HM1FZ5)

Location: Beaumont, TX 77701 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 4.858', W 94° 6.809'

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Beaumont Rice Mill, founded 1892 by J. E. Broussard, was developed after first commercial planting of rice in Texas in 1863. Earlier crops, due to dependence on rain, were dubbed "providence rice."

Broussard, pioneer grower and irrigator, was also co-founder of Rice Millers' Association. His efforts caused factories to spring up in nearby counties.

Firm is still operated by his descendants. Present building was erected in 1907.
HM NumberHM1FZ5
Marker Number10576
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Comittee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 392691 N 3328279
Decimal Degrees30.08096667, -94.11348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 4.858', W 94° 6.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 4' 51.48" N, 94° 6' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1800 Pecos St, Beaumont TX 77701, US
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