Lumberton, Texas

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Lumberton is a city in Hardin County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,731 at the 2000 census. Lumberton is home of Village Creek State Park. It is part of the BeaumontPort Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Lumberton is located at 30°15′50″N 94°12′7″W / 30.26389°N 94.20194°W / 30.26389; -94.20194 (30.263896, -94.201918)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24.3 km²), all of it land.

The Eastex Freeway (comprising State Highways 69, 96, and US 287) runs north from Beaumont into Lumberton and splits into two separate highways to the West and the East in the South part of the town, both running North and South. The two highways run parallel through the city with Hwy. 96 in the Eastern portion of the city and HWY 69 and US 287 in the Western portion. The two highways house the majority of the commercial development on the city. Lumberton is considered a "bedroom" community, one of the fastest growing towns in Texas. It has many subdivisions, and a school district.

Historical development

The town was established as a stop on the Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City Railway that was built through the area in 1894. Serving the local sawmills and lumber camps, the post office was established at Lumberton in 1909.[4] In 1914, the post office was relocated to the Fletcher site nearby which was a major sawmill until the mid-1920’s.[4] After the closure of the sawmill at Fletcher, the area would remain populated and would become part of the City of Lumberton when it was incorporated in 1973.

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