Details for Texas' First Rice Mill (Atlas Number 5245010576)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5245010576


Marker Number 10576
Atlas Number 5245010576
Marker Title Texas' First Rice Mill
Index Entry Texas' First Rice Mill
Address 1800 Pecos St.
City Beaumont
County Jefferson
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 392716
UTM Northing 3328213
Subject Codes mills - textile, fiber, gristmills, cotton gins
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Beaumont Rice Mill, founded 1892 by J. E. Broussard, was developed after first commercial planting of rice in Texas in 1863. Earlier crops, due to dependence on rain, were dubbed "providence rice." Broussard, pioneer grower and irrigator, was also co-founder of Rice Millers' Association. His efforts caused factories to spring up in nearby counties. First is still operated by his descendants. Present building was erected in 1907.