Port Acres, TX


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: March 1, 1995


Port Acres is between State Highway 73 and Farm Road 365, west of downtown Port Arthur in eastern Jefferson County. The residential suburb, located near the El Vista Railroad stop, was platted in 1923 by the Tyrrell-Combest Company of Beaumont on land owned by J. M. Hebert. By 1949 Port Acres was estimated to have 1,500 residents. Although voters agreed to incorporate by a 578–180 margin in 1959, their town was soon annexed by the larger Port Arthur.

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

Robert Wooster, “Port Acres, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/port-acres-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
March 1, 1995

Place
Port Acres
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1365593
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Jefferson County
Associated Names

El Vista

Port Arthur

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.90188160°
  • Longitude: -94.03211910°
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Adoption Status: ⭐
This place has been adopted and will not be available until June 23, 2022
Adopted by:
the Bill and Delores Atkinson Family