Hull, TX


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995


Hull is on Farm Road 834 just south of its northern junction with Farm Road 770, forty-three miles northwest of Beaumont in eastern Liberty County. It became a station on the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway and was named after W. F. Hull, a railroad official. The post office was established in 1908. The discovery of oil at the Hull oilfield in 1918 sparked rapid community development. The Doucette Lumber Company was established in 1919 and further diversified the local economy. Hull also served as a railroad shipping point for Daisetta, a town two miles south. The population of Hull, estimated between 1,000 and 1,200 from 1920 to the late 1940s, had increased to 1,800 by 1980, when the community had fourteen businesses. By 2000 the population was 1,800 with thirty-one businesses. Several newspapers, including the Progressive Outlook, the Liberty County News, the Liberty County Press, and the Hull-Daisetta News, served Hull and Daisetta during the 1930s and 1940s.

Beaumont Journal, February 23, 1935. Miriam Partlow, Liberty, Liberty County, and the Atascosito District (Austin: Pemberton, 1974).
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Robert Wooster, “Hull, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/hull-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
February 1, 1995

Place
Hull
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1338273
Town Fields
  • Has post office: Yes
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Liberty County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 30.14632350°
  • Longitude: -94.64241970°
Population Counts
People Year
669 2010
773 2019