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BIG HILL, TEXAS

Jefferson County, Texas Gulf Coast
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20 Miles W of Port Arthur
10 Miles SE of Hamshire
S of Beaumont

Population: 0

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A former colony of Swedish Americans from the midwest and northeast, the town was settled around 1909 and named after a geographic rise that soars 30 feet over the marshes. These immigrants were disheartened in 1915 when a hurricane destroyed their citrus and fig trees. Former Big Hillers moved into Winnie and Hampshire.

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