Sour Lake, Texas: Birthplace of Texaco

Historical markers describe the Spindletop oil discovery in 1901 and birth in 1903 of the petroleum company.

Address:
Sour Lake, TX
Directions:
West of Beaumont. Town is at the intersection of Highway 105 and 326. Markers are in various other locations in town; wander or ask.
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Birthplace of Texaco

Sour Lake, Texas is the Birthplace of Texaco. There are historical markers around this small, sleepy town detailing the rise of Texaco.

Sour Lake was named for a lake that was thought to have healing waters. Many people traveled to Sour Lake to swim in the healing water. A large hotel was designed to showcase the lake but was never built due to the Depression.

[T. Travis, 03/02/2011]

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