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DAISETTA, TEXAS

Liberty County, Texas Gulf Coast / East Texas
FM 770 and FM 834
About 12 Miles NE of Liberty
41 Miles NW of Beaumont
2 Miles S of Hull
Population: 977 (2010) 1,034 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town had been settled as early as the 1850s by lumbermen and farmers, but it wasn’t until an oil discovery in 1918 that the town was given its current name. Storeowner Newt Farris is credited with naming the town after two neighbor ladies. Daisy Barrett and Etta White were the honorees. A post office was granted in the early 1920s but a disastrous fire in 1924 set the town back several years. The populace of Daisetta maintained a friendly rivalry with neighboring Hull, Texas, and both towns lived off of revenue from the Hull Oil Field.

From a high-water mark of 3,000 residents, Daisetta dropped to only 1,764 by 1950. By 1990 it was down to 969 has since increased back over the 1,000 mark to 1,034 for the 2000 census.
Daisetta TX closed store
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, August 2007
Daisetta TX Water Tower
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