Meeker, TX


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: April 1, 1995


Meeker is on the Missouri Pacific line in north central Jefferson County. It was probably named for G. W. Meeker, president of the Beaumont and Sour Lake Construction Company. It was shown on contemporary maps shortly after the construction of the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway through the area in 1904. Though the Beaumont-Sour Lake line was acquired by the Missouri Pacific system in 1956, a small community remained at Meeker in the mid-1980s.

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

Robert Wooster, “Meeker, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 19, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/meeker-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995

Place
Meeker
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378661
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Jefferson County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 30.08299140°
  • Longitude: -94.25824100°
Population Counts
People Year
2,280 2014