Interstate 10 is the southernmost cross-country Interstate Highway in the American Interstate Highway System. It stretches from the Pacific Ocean at California State Route 1 in Santa Monica, California, to I-95 in Jacksonville, Florida. Major cities connected by I-10 include Los Angeles, Tucson, El Paso, San Antonio, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Mobile and Jacksonville; this freeway is part of the planned Interstate Highway network, laid out in 1956, its last section was completed in 1990. I-10 is the fourth-longest Interstate Highway in the United States, following I-90, I-80, I-40. About one-third of its length is within the state of Texas, where the freeway spans the state at its widest breadth. Between its west terminus in Santa Monica and the major East Los Angeles Interchange, I-10 is known as the Santa Monica Freeway; the Santa Monica Freeway is called the Rosa Parks Freeway for the segment beginning at I-405, ending at I-110/SR 110. The segment between the East Los Angeles Interchange and the city of San Bernardino, 63 miles long, is called the San Bernardino Freeway.
Other names exist for I-10. For example, a sign near the western terminus of the highway in Santa Monica proclaims this highway the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway. I-10 is known to a lesser degree as the Veterans Memorial Highway, it is listed as a Blue Star Memorial Highway. In Palm Springs, I-10 is named the Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway as a tribute to the late entertainer who served both as the mayor and as a U. S. Congressman. Another stretch a short distance east in Indio is proclaimed the Doctor June McCarroll Memorial Freeway. In Arizona, the highway is designated the Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway; the portion through Phoenix is named the Papago Freeway, it is a vital piece of the metropolitan Phoenix freeway system. This designation starts at Loop 101, near 99th Avenue, it continues eastward to the interchange southeast of downtown, the terminus of I-17. Near Buckeye, the freeway has mile markers posted every 0.2 miles from 112.2 to 110.8 with the interstate shield and direction of travel posted on the westbound lanes.
On the eastbound lanes, mile markers from 110.8 to 112.2 do not include the I‑10 shield and direction of travel. From the southern terminus of I-17 to the southernmost junction with Loop 202, the highway is signed as the Maricopa Freeway; this name holds true as well for I-17 from its southern terminus to the Durango Curve south of Buckeye Road. From Loop 202 south to the eastern terminus of I-8 just southeast of Casa Grande, the highway is declared the Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway; the Arizona Department of Transportation has maps that show it as the Maricopa Freeway, while the American Automobile Association and other sources show it as the Pima Freeway. The latter's name is used on a stretch of Loop 101 from Loop 202 to I-17. Between I-17 in Phoenix and the I-19 interchanges in Tucson, I-10 is included in the federally designated CANAMEX Corridor, extending from Mexico City to Edmonton, Alberta. In Tucson, between I-10 mileposts 259 and 260 are interchange ramps connecting I-10 with the northern terminus of I-19.
The highest elevation along I-10 occurs just east of Tucson, 20 miles west of Willcox, at the mile marker 320 exit for the Amerind Foundation and Museum. The westbound lanes of I-10 cross above 5,000 feet above sea level. In New Mexico, I-10 more or less follows the former path of U. S. Route 80 across the state, although major portions of old US 80 were bypassed in Western New Mexico's Bootheel and in Doña Ana County. I-10 passes through three Southern New Mexico municipalities of regional significance before the junction with I-25: Lordsburg and Las Cruces. Most of I-10 in New Mexico, between Exit 24 and Exit 135, is concurrent with US 70. At Lordsburg is the western junction of US 70 and a concurrency. Several exits between Lordsburg and Deming lack any town at all. At Deming is the western junction of US 180, which forms a concurrency with I-10 all the way to El Paso. One mile north of Deming on US 180 is New Mexico State Road 26 which serves as a short cut to north I-25 and Albuquerque. I-10/US 70/US 180 continue east to Las Cruces, the southern end of I-25.
US 70 leaves I-10, passing through the north side of Las Cruces. The junction with I-25 occurs just south of the New Mexico State University campus, on the southern end of Las Cruces. I-10/US 180 becomes concurrent with US 85 at the junction with I-25. I-10/US 85/US 180 turns south to the Texas state line, crossing it at Anthony. From the state line with New Mexico to State Highway 20 in west El Paso, I-10 is bordered by frontage roads South Desert for lanes along I-10 East and North Desert for lanes along I-10 West; the interstate has no frontage roads for nine miles but regains them east of downtown and retains them to Clint. In this stretch, the frontage roads are Gateway East for the eastbound lanes and Gateway West for the westbound lanes. All four frontage roads are one-way streets. Gateway East and Gateway West are notable, in particular, for TxDOT's liberal usage of the Texas U-turn at most underpasses of I-10 on this stretch. I-10 is the western terminus for Interstate 20, the two highways intersect at Scroggins Draw, about 41 miles Southwest of Pecos, at mile marker 186.
A small portion of I-10 from Loop 1604 to Downtown San Antonio is known as
Van Zandt County, Texas
Van Zandt County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas, in the northeastern part of the state. As of the 2010 census, its population was 52,579, its county seat is Canton. The county is named for a member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 860 square miles, of which 843 square miles is land and 17 square miles is covered by water. Van Zandt County is unique in topography; the western and northwestern parts of the county are in the eastern edge of the Texas Blackland Prairies, the central part of the county is located in the post oak belt of Northeast Texas, the eastern part of the county stretches into the East Texas Piney Woods. Two major rivers, the Neches and the Sabine, flow through Van Zandt County. Van Zandt County is referred to as the "Gateway to East Texas" due to its diverse topography. Van Zandt County is known as the Free State of Van Zandt; the title was prevalent through the Reconstruction Era, but is still in use today.
Many versions of the county's history may account for this moniker, historians within the county and throughout its existence, do not agree how it became known as the Free State. One story of how the Free State of Van Zandt came to be originates with the county's formation. In 1848, Henderson County was split into three counties: Kaufman, Van Zandt, what remained as Henderson County. Henderson County had been in debt, yet the new Van Zandt County was founded without any obligations. Many believed that this was a mistake on the state's part, bitter citizens and politicians from Henderson County referred to the new county as the Free State. Van Zandt County tried on two distinct occasions to separate itself from Texas; the first was in 1861. About 350 citizens of Van Zandt County met to protest the secession; the practice of slavery was infrequent in the county. Slave-owners, worried about losing their slaves in the Civil War, refused to bring their slaves to Van Zandt, because slavery was so uncommon there.
The majority of Van Zandt wanted to stay with the Union, reasoned that if Texas could secede from the United States, they could secede from Texas, began organizing a government until they were threatened with military intervention. Although the secession was unsuccessful, the title of "Free State" stuck. After Texas reentered the Union after the Civil War, Van Zandt County again tried to secede from Texas, the Confederate States of America, the United States. A convention was held in 1867 in which the citizens elected delegates, the delegates voted for secession, penned a Declaration of Independence modeled after the United States Declaration of Independence; the event was seen as a rebellion by the nation, when word reached General Sheridan, he dispatched a cavalry unit to quell it. The citizens of Van Zandt called an emergency meeting which ended with the delegates declaring war on the United States; the wooded landscape at the time made it difficult for horses to move through, so the citizens of Van Zandt, familiar with the area, were able to ambush the unit, until they retreated.
The citizens, elated with their victory, celebrated with an excess of alcohol. During their celebration, they were surrounded by Sheridan's troops, were put in anklets and in a rough prison of wooden posts. Two ex-Confederate soldiers, W. A. Allen and Hardy Allen, were in the group, W. A. Allen used a hidden knife to wear down the anklets. A combination of the beginning of the rainy season and a decreasing of the guard to one man allowed the prisoners to escape. After that, not much action on the part of Van Zandt or the United States was taken in the issue. Arrest warrants were sent, but none was carried out, none of the prisoners went to trial; as of the census of 2000, there were 48,140 people, 18,195 households, 13,664 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile. There were 20,896 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.96% White, 2.94% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.71% from other races, 1.56% from two or more races.
6.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 18,195 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.90% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,029, the median income for a family was $41,175. Males had a median income of $31,887 versus $21,344 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,930.
About 10.30% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over. Van Zandt County Regional Airport Canton-Hackney Airport Interstate 20 U. S. Highway 80 State Highway 19 State Highway 64 State Highway 110 State Highway 198 Rains County Wood County Smith County Henderson County Kaufman County Hunt C
Big Thicket is the name of a forested area in Southeast Texas, United States. Several attempts to provide boundaries have been made ranging from only a 10 to 15 mile section of Hardin County to an area encompassing over 29 counties and over 3,350,000 acres. Scientific studies have been performed but with varying results. In "... 1936... Hal B. Parks and Victor L. Cory of the Texas Agriculture Experiment station conducted a biological survey of the Big Thicket region", their study, based on geology, resulted in over 3,350,000 acres of Southeast Texas and covering 14 counties from Houston in the west to Orange in the east and Huntsville to Wiergate on the north. Claude McLeod, a botany professor at Sam Houston State University, performed a botanical based study, resulting in a region of over 2,000,000 acres. While no exact boundaries exist, the area occupies much of Hardin, Tyler, San Jacinto, Polk Counties and is bounded by the San Jacinto River, Neches River, Pine Island Bayou. To the north, it blends into the larger Piney Woods terrestrial ecoregion.
It has been the most dense forest region in what is now Texas, though logging in the 19th and 20th centuries reduced the forest concentration. The Big Thicket has been described as one of the most biodiverse areas in the world outside the tropics; the Big Thicket National Preserve was established in 1974 in an attempt to protect the many plant and animal species within. BITH, along with Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, became the first national preserves in the United States National Park System when both were authorized by the United States Congress on October 11, 1974. Senator Ralph Yarborough was its most powerful proponent in Congress and the bill was proposed by Charles Wilson and Bob Eckhardt that established the 84,550-acre Preserve. Big Thicket was designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1981; as of September 30, 2016, the preserve includes 112,501 acres. It consists of nine separate land units as well as six water corridors. Centered about Hardin County, the BITH extends into parts of surrounding Jasper, Liberty, Orange and Tyler counties.
The Preserve's headquarters are located 8 miles north of Kountze, 30 miles north of Beaumont via US 69/287. One's fondness for the area is hard to explain, it has awesome gorge, no topographical feature of distinction. Its appeal is more subtle. – Big Thicket Legacy, University of Texas Press, 1977. The terrain in the Big Thicket is flat or rolling; the area lies on the flat coastal plain of Texas, is crossed by numerous small streams. The extent of the region was once much larger than today covering more than 2 million acres in east Texas; the Spaniards, who once ruled the region, defined its boundaries in the north as El Camino Real de los Tejas, a trail that ran from central Texas to Nacogdoches. Timber harvesting in the 19th and 20th centuries reduced the extent of the dense woodlands. Prior to the acquisition of a reservation in 1854, the Alabama-Coushattas resided in the Big Thicket; the Big Thicket's geographical features are believed to have their origins with the Western Interior Seaway, an inland sea that covered much of North America during the Cretaceous period.
Over time, water smoothed out the land along. Small towns are contained within the Big Thicket. Most of these towns developed in the late 19th century in support of the lumber industry, as evidenced by names like Lumberton; as transportation through the area improved, many of the towns became suburbs of the much larger cities of Beaumont to the south and Houston to the southwest. During the last glacial period and animal species from many different biomes moved into the area. Before their extinction, the Big Thicket was home to most species of North American megafauna. Today the Big Thicket retains numerous species, has been described as the "biological crossroads of North America" or the "American Ark"; the area contains over 100 species of trees and shrubs, with longleaf pine once dominating the region. Big Thicket National Preserve has introduced programs to re-establish this dominance, including one of the US's most active prescribed burn programs. With the National Park Service's centennial occurring in 2016, efforts are in progress to plant between 100,000 and 300,000 Longleaf Pines.
The National Park Service lists more than one thousand species of flowering plants and ferns that can be found in the thicket, including 20 orchids and four types of carnivorous plants. Animal life includes 300 species of migratory and nesting birds, many endangered or threatened including the red-cockaded woodpecker, extinct ivory-billed woodpecker; the thicket is home to numerous reptile species, including all four groups of North American venomous snakes and alligators. A dirt road leading north out of the town of Saratoga is the core of the area's predominant ghost story. Bragg Road, as it is more formally known, was constructed in 1934 on the bed of a former railroad line that had serviced the lumber industry. In the 1940s, stories began to circulate about a mysterious light, sometimes referred to as the Light of Saratoga, that could be seen on and near the road at night. No adequate explanation of the light has been offered; the various ghost stories include reference to the Kaiser Burnout, long-dead conquistadors looking for their buried treasure, a decapitated railroad wor
Kansas City Southern Railway
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, owned by Kansas City Southern and founded in 1887, operates in 10 midwestern and southeastern U. S. states: Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. KCSR hauls freights for seven major government and business sectors: agriculture and minerals. KCSR has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City and several key ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas; the company owns or contracts with intermodal facilities along its rail network in Kansas City, MO. KCSR operates over a railroad system consisting of 3,400 route miles that extend south to the U. S./ Mexican border at which point another KCS railroad, Kansas City Southern de México, S. A. de C. V. can haul freight into northeastern and central Mexico and to the Gulf of Mexico ports of Tampico and Veracruz, as well as to the Pacific Port of Lázaro Cárdenas, fulfilling the vision of KCSR founder Arthur Edward Stilwell. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, who serves as chairman of the KCSR Board of Directors, is President and CEO of the railroad's parent company, KCS.
Stilwell began construction on the first line of what would become the Kansas City Southern Railway in 1887, in suburban Kansas City, Missouri. Together with Edward L. Martin, Stilwell built the Kansas City Suburban Belt Railway, incorporated in 1887 and began operation in 1890. In 1897, Stilwell completed the Kansas City and Gulf Railroad Company with a route running north and south from Kansas City to Shreveport, terminating at Port Arthur, Texas. In 1900, KCP&G becomes The Kansas City Southern Railway Company. In 1962, Kansas City Southern Industries, Inc. was established when the company began to diversify its interests into other industries. At that time, KCSR became a subsidiary of KCSI. In 2002, KCSI formally changed its name with KCSR remaining a subsidiary. From 1940 to 1969, the Kansas City Southern operated two primary passenger trains, the Flying Crow between Kansas City and Port Arthur and the Southern Belle between Kansas City and New Orleans. In 1995, a new Southern Belle was created as an executive train to entertain guests.
It pulls the Holiday Express train in December, making the rounds to several KCSR cities and stations. In 2017, KCSR, an American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® partner, received an Exceptional Merit designation; the ACC honored KCSR for implementing energy management technology, Trip Optimizer, which improves KCSR’s energy efficiency. The E. H. Harriman Award was an award bestowed on railroads for rail safety. KCSR had been recognized for its employee safety record by the E. H. Harriman Memorial Awards Institute with a Gold Award in 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2008, Bronze Award in 2003 and 2004 and a Silver Award in 2005In addition, KCSR annually awards its “Safe Shipper” customers for originating more than 500 bulk hazmat shipments annually without incident with KCSR’s Hazmat Shipper Safety Appreciation Award. Kansas City Southern History, History of the Kansas City Southern Railway. Retrieved July 7, 2008. "Kansas City Southern Color Pictorial", Steve Allen Goen, 1999 Kansas City Southern Corporate Website Kansas City Southern Historical Society
Nederland is a city in Jefferson County, United States. The population was 17,547 at the 2010 census; the city was settled in 1897 along what is now Boston Avenue and incorporated in 1940. It was settled by Dutch immigrants on land sold by the Kansas City Southern railroad, it is part of the Beaumont–Port Arthur metropolitan area. Nederland is a part of an area known as "the Golden Triangle", which comprises Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange; the city is adjacent to the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. Nederland is located in eastern Jefferson County at 29°58′23″N 93°59′48″W, it is bordered to the east by Port Neches, to the south by Port Arthur, to the north by unincorporated Central Gardens. Texas State Highway 347 runs through the northeast side of the city, close to downtown, the U. S. Route 69/96/287 freeway runs through the southwest side. Nederland is 10 miles southeast of downtown Beaumont and 8 miles northwest of the center of Port Arthur, it is about 90 miles east of Houston. According to the United States Census Bureau, Nederland has a total area of 5.8 square miles, of which 5.7 square miles are land and 0.1 square miles, or 2.19%, are water.
Nederland was founded in 1897 by Dutch settlers as a repayment for financial services of Dutch bankers who financed the Kansas City Southern railroad line that runs through the center of the city. The more prominent families were named Rienstra and Van Oostrom, their descendants still live in the area today. Tradition says. Nederland's early economy was driven by dairy farming. However, the depression of 1907 and overproduction caused the rice industry in the town to collapse. Many Dutch settlers moved away from the area during this time. After the Spindletop gusher discovery of 1901 and the establishment of the Sun Oil terminal near Nederland, the town became a residential community for the workers of the nearby oil terminals. Nederland became incorporated as a city in 1940; the surrounding larger cities of Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange came to be known as the Golden Triangle. In the 1940s and 1950s, the Port of Port Arthur and the Port of Beaumont were as important as New Orleans, Houston, or Galveston, Nederland thrived as a result.
The refineries attracted a large population of blue-collar laborers into the area. The area drew heavily from southern Louisiana, a strong Cajun flair is evident throughout the community. With the decline of oil prices in the 1980s, the local economy suffered and Nederland experienced slight population losses, but has stabilized in the late 1990s and 2000s. Nederland is the ending location of the Keystone Pipeline. In 2017, the city was hit by Hurricane Harvey, which dumped over 60 inches of rain, making it the wettest tropical cyclone; the City of Nederland completed a new $1.3 million City Hall building at 207 N. 12th street in September 2013. The previous City Hall was shared with police and fire services and received a $3.6 million upgrade for police and fire services only. The older building is now named the Homer E. Nagel Public Safety Complex; the safety complex was completed in August 2014. Nederland has a council-manager system of government. Current city officials are: Dade Phelan: State Representative for District 21.
Brandon Creighton: State Senator for District 4. His district office is in The Woodlands. Randy Weber is the representative of the 14th Congressional District of Texas for the 113th US Congress. John Cornyn is the senior United States Senator representing Texas in the 113th United States Congress. Ted Cruz is the junior United States Senator representing Texas in the 113th United States Congress; the United States Postal Service Nederland Post Office is located at 223 North 14th Street. The Orange Hotel was built in November 1897 on Boston Avenue near the current location of Bank of America, it was the primary housing location for oil and railroad workers. It was abandoned and torn down around 1912; the Nederland Pharmacy was opened in 1902 at the corner of Boston Avenue and Highway 347 and closed in 2002. A tanning salon now occupies the pharmacy building. Langham Elementary School was built where the current elementary's playground stands; the current Langham Elementary School building was built in 1940.
Setzer's Hardware was built in 1898 as a rice storage facility at the corner of Boston Avenue and 11th Street, still stands today. The Nederland Performing Arts Theater, on the campus of Nederland High School, hosts performances for the high school, in addition to plays and concerts, it houses the Nederland High School Band and the Nederland Drama Department. The center was built in 1999 from a bond, passed by the voters; the Dutch Windmill Museum is an authentic replica of a Dutch windmill and was created to honor the settlers from the Netherlands that founded Nederland. It contains donated items from Nederland's history; the museum is in Tex Ritter Park on Boston Avenue. The La Maison Des Acadiens house is a replica of houses used by early French settlers of the area, many of whom still have descendants living in the region, it is located next to the Dutch Windmill Museum. Boston Avenue is part of the original plot of Nederland when it was founded in 1897, it carries both the original Dutch name on street signs.
The Boston Avenue shopping district offers boutique shopping and events throughout the year. These events in
The Sabine–Neches Waterway is located in southeast Texas and Calcasieu Parish, United States. The waterway includes parts of the Neches River, Sabine River, Sabine Lake, Taylor Bayou; the waterway ranks as third-busiest waterway in the U. S. in terms of cargo tonnage, according to the American Association of Port Authorities. It ranks as the top bulk liquid cargo waterway, the top U. S. crude-oil importer, is projected to become the largest LNG exporter in the United States. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway crosses the waterway near Port Arthur. Two of the top twenty ports in terms of tonnage are located on the waterway; the Port of Beaumont, ranked fourth in the 2013 U. S. Port Ranking by Cargo Tonnage survey is located at the northern end of the waterway; the Port of Port Arthur, ranked eighteenth in the same survey, is located near the southern end of the waterway. The Port of Orange is served by the waterway; the waterway is a minimum of 40 feet deep and a minimum of 400 feet wide. In 2014, federal congressional approval was received to deepen the waterway to a depth of 48 feet.
The $1.1 billion deepening project is expected to start in 2017 with an estimated project length of 12 to 15 years. The governing navigation district, Sabine–Neches Navigation District was formed in 1909; the channel was deepened to twenty-five feet in 1912. Channel depth was increased to thirty feet in 1925; the channel was deepened to thirty-five feet in 1935. The channel was deepened to its current depth of a minimum of forty feet in 1962. Port of Beaumont Port of Port Arthur Port of Orange Beaumont Reserve Fleet
Hardin County, Texas
Hardin County is a county located in the U. S. state of United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 54,635; the county seat is Kountze. The county is named for the family of William Hardin from Texas. Hardin County is part of TX Metropolitan Statistical Area; the current Hardin County Courthouse was built in 1959. It is at least the third courthouse to serve Hardin County. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 898 square miles, of which 891 square miles are land and 7.0 square miles are covered by water. Hardin County is located on the flat coastal plains of Southeast Texas 30 mi north of the Gulf of Mexico; the county is covered by the dense forest of the Big Thicket. It is crossed by numerous small streams and creeks which drain the county into the Neches River, which forms the eastern boundary of the county. U. S. Highway 69/U. S. Highway 287 U. S. Highway 96 State Highway 105 State Highway 326 State Highway 327 Tyler County Jasper County Orange County Jefferson County Liberty County Polk County Its eastern boundaries with Jasper County and Orange County are formed by the Neches River.
The southern boundary with Jefferson County is formed by Pine Island Bayou Big Thicket National Preserve As of the 2010 census, Hardin County had a population of 54,635. The ethnic and racial composition of the population was 88.0% non-Hispanic white, 5.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.3% from some other race, 1.3% from two or more races. As of the census of 2000, 48,073 people, 17,805 households, 13,638 families resided in the county; the population density was 54 people per square mile. The 19,836 housing units averaged 22 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 90.86% White, 6.91% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, 0.93% from two or more races. About 2.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 17,805 households, 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.4% were not families.
The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09. In the county, the population was distributed as 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males. The median income for a household in the county was $37,612, for a family was $42,890. Males had a median income of $35,881 versus $22,823 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,962. About 8.8% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over. Kountze Lumberton Rose Hill Acres Silsbee Sour Lake Pinewood Estates Wildwood Batson Honey Island Natton Saratoga Thicket Village Mills Votaw Bragg National Register of Historic Places listings in Hardin County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Hardin County Hardin County government's website Hardin County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas