Keithton, TX


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995


Keithton is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway seventy miles north of Beaumont in central Jasper County. It was one of several railroad sidings established along the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe line in this area and was named for Beaumont lumber magnate J. Frank Keith, who purchased nearby timber rights about 1912. By 1918 the Keithton siding appeared on official railway maps. Although not populated, the site continues to be marked on United States Geological Survey maps as well.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Robert Wooster, “Keithton, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/keithton-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
February 1, 1995

Place
Keithton
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1380022
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Jasper County
Associated Names

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 30.86631160°
  • Longitude: -93.92351750°