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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Port Neches

Texas

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970 10894 10873 6 3 7 5
1980
1990
2000 13601 12887 126 215 64 690 309 52
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

An amateur historian said of Nederland, Lumberton, Port Neches, and Groves, “Had someone come into any of them in the ’30s, I don’t know what would have happened,” but later denied that anything would have happened. He also identified Port Neches as a white flight town.

A retired educator and administrator recalls an all-white cemetery and school district in Port Neches.