Newgulf, Texas

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Newgulf (or New Gulf) is an unincorporated community in Wharton County, Texas, United States. Newgulf, founded as a company town for Texas Gulf Sulphur Company,[1] once boasted a population of over 1,500, but today is little more than a ghost town. Some downtown buildings remain as well as a few company houses, the country club clubhouse, and the massive twin smokestacks and building shell from the sulphur mine, which provide a glimpse of the town's history. Newgulf's functioning elementary school is part of the Boling Independent School District.


  1. ^ "Newgulf, Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 

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Coordinates: 29°15′19″N 95°54′00″W / 29.25528°N 95.90000°W / 29.25528; -95.90000