Introduction to Port Neches, Texas
Port Neches, Texas is 6 miles N of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center) and 85 miles E of Houston, Texas. It is in Jefferson county. The city is part of the Beaumont - Port Arthur metro area. The population of Port Neches is 13,601.
Port Neches History
The region was originally the home of Atakapa Indians, a tribe dwelling on the coastal region of Texas. It was the site of Fort Grigsby, constructed during the American Civil War, which was built to prevent the Union forces from advancing up the Neches River. The fort, constructed in October 1862, was abandoned some time around July 1863.
Port Neches and nearby Attractions
- Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
- Port Neches - Grove High School Football and Track Stadium
- Oak Bluff Cemetery
- Effie & Wilton Hebert Public Library
- Beaumont Family History Center
Things To Do In Port Neches
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is well known for its magnificent architecture. Many tourists love the ambience of peace and serenity prevalent on the Church grounds. Oak Bluff Cemetery is known for its quaint architecture. Port Neches-Grove High School Football and Track Stadium frequently hosts sports events that tourists can attend as spectators. Effie & Wilton Hebert Public Library is a place where tourists can unwind with a good book. Beaumont Family History Center is a popular museum located near the city.
Port Neches Transportation
Air transportation facilities are provided by Southeast Texas Regional Airport.
Port Neches Higher Education
Lamar University-Beaumont and McNeese State University provide facilities for higher education.