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NOME, TEXAS

Jefferson County, Texas Gulf Coast

302'9"N 9424'46"W (30.035878, -94.412661)
Highway 90, 326
FM 365
20 miles W of Beaumont the county seat
Population: 597 est. (2016)
588 (2010) 515 (2000) 448 (1990)

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Nome, Texas water tower
Nome water tower
TE Photo, May 2003
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Nome, Texas History

"... In an attempt to avoid confusing passengers a new stop, called Buttfield, was established on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. Although a post office operated under that name from 1894 to 1903, residents and travelers began to refer to the junction as Nome after oil was discovered at Sour Lake (Hardin County) around 1900. The newer name probably referred to the gold strikes, which produced a similar population influx and economic boom at Nome, Alaska, at roughly the same time. ..." - From Handbook of Texas Online
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/NN/hln23.html
Grain elevator, Nome, Texas
Old Grain Silos at Nome
TE Photo, May 2003
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TX - Jefferson County 1907 postal map
1907 postal map showing Nome in NW Jefferson County, near Hardin County and Liberty County lines
From 1907 Texas state map #2090

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Nome, Texas Nearby Towns:
Beaumont the county seat
Port Arthur
China
Sour Lake

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