Lumberton, TX


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: March 1, 1995


Lumberton is between U.S. highways 69/287 and 96 twelve miles north of Beaumont in southern Hardin County. The Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City Railway stop was established before 1902 to serve the numerous sawmills and logging camps in southern Hardin County. The Lumberton post office, opened in 1909, was discontinued, and mail was rerouted to Fletcher in 1914. Lumberton later became a residential suburb for Silsbee and Beaumont. Building upon the old Chance-Loeb Independent School District, the Lumberton ISD was founded in 1967. By 1970 the community's estimated population had reached 2,156. Lumberton was incorporated in 1973, and by 1980 its population was 2,480. In 1990 the population was 6,640. The population grew to 8,731 by 2000.

Regional Profile for the South East Texas Region (Nederland, Texas: South East Texas Regional Planning Commission), 1975, 1980.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Robert Wooster, “Lumberton, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/lumberton-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
March 1, 1995

Place
Lumberton
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2410897
Town Fields
  • Has post office: Yes
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Hardin County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 30.26286070°
  • Longitude: -94.20249500°
Population Counts
People Year
6,640 1990
8,731 2000
11,943 2010
12,834 2019