Beauxart Gardens, Texas
Beauxart Gardens is an Unincorporated community in eastern Jefferson County, Texas. It is located between U.S. Highway 69, U.S. Highway 96, U.S. Highway 287, and Farm to Market Road 823. The community is six miles (10 km) southeast of downtown Beaumont and slightly to the west of Southeast Texas Regional Airport. It is across a highway from the Unincorporated community of Viterbo.
At one time residents of Nederland and Viterbo used sites in Beauxart Gardens for rice farming. The Federal Government of the United States developed Beauxart Gardens during the Great Depression. The community was named for its location between Beaumont and Port Arthur. The town plat, filed in 1934, was approved by the Resettlement Administration in 1935. The 205-acre (0.83 km2) tract housed 50 families. Each house had three to six rooms and three and one half acres of land; each household was permitted to use the land in any manner. Many of the residents held part-time jobs at refineries. For the remainder of each year, they worked in the Beauxart Gardens government truck farm. On August 10, 1942, a voting precinct was established in the community.
- Beauxart Gardens, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Viterbo, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- "Communities planned and initiated by the Division of Subsistence Homesteads". Complete List of New Deal Communities. National New Deal Preservation Association. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.