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History of Beaumont

During the town's earliest years, Beaumont was home to many farmers and cattle raisers. In the late 1800s, the town's economy grew around rice-milling and lumber. An oil explosion at the Lucas Gusher on Spindletop Hill in 1901 clued residents in to the valuable natural resource available underneath their land. That year, Beaumont saw a dramatic spike in population, going from 9,000 residents in January to 30,000 residents by March. Dozens of oil companies were created and the site at Spindletop Hill became America's largest oil field in history. Today, the city promotes modern growth while still working to preserve its historic origins.

Local Geography

Beaumont has an area of 85.9 square miles. It is situated 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and is also located close to the Neches River, East Texas, Pine Island Bayou and Trinity Island. Beaumont is also located in the Pineywoods Forest, a large coniferous forest that covers 54,400 square miles across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Population and Demographics

Beaumont has experienced several significant population bursts throughout its history. Between 1940 and 1960, the population doubled from 59,061 residents to 119,175. Since 1960, the population has remained fairly consistent and was last estimated at 118,347 residents in 2011. Nearly 30 percent of the town's 45,648 households were families with children under the age of 18 years old.

Things to Do in Beaumont

Residents and visitors enjoy a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities in Beaumont. The city houses several museums, historical sites, local wineries and beautiful art galleries. Visitors can go kayaking at Village Creek State Park or hold baby alligators at Gator Country. Locals also enjoy all kinds of live performances and concerts, casinos, restaurants and sporting events. The Crockett Street Entertainment District is a popular area for nightlife with several historic buildings that have been renovated into clubs and restaurants. Beaumont also holds several popular festivals each year, including the South Texas State Fair, Dog Jam, Beaumont Jazz & Blues Fest, Gusher Marathon, Downtown Winter Parade and the Boomtown Film and Music Festival.

Climate and Weather

Located near the Gulf of Mexico, Beaumont stays fairly warm and humid throughout the year. High temperatures rarely dip below 60 degrees, and the area doesn't usually receive much snow during the winter. Beaumont receives an average annual rainfall total of about 48 inches. Because the area is so warm and moist, hurricanes can form easily. In recent years, Beaumont suffered major damage from Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike. Residents were forced to evacuate for nearly two weeks.

Thermacon Service Company in Beaumont, TX

Thermacon Service Company offers a wide range of air conditioning repair and installation services to residents and businesses in Beaumont and the rest of the Golden Triangle area. Thermacon's friendly, professional technicians are experienced and committed to providing each customer with the best service possible.

Check out a few of the most popular air conditioning service options from Thermacon Service Company:

  • New HVAC Equipment Installation
  • Repairs and Diagnoses
  • Service Agreements for Preventative Maintenance
  • 24 Hour Emergency HVAC Repair
  • Home Performance Evaluation
  • Geothermal Services to Conserve Energy

Whether you need air conditioning repair work or any other type of air conditioning service, Thermacon Service Company is the most reliable choice in Beaumont. Make sure your HVAC system is running efficiently and keeping your family cool by calling Thermacon today.

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