Online Highways Home > Texas >


Search Kountze Texas

Kountze is the seat of Hardin County, and lies 27 miles north of Beaumont on US 69/287, near the Big Thicket National Preserve.

Early in the 1900s, Kountze was one of the first towns in Hardin County with electricity. The decline of the area's lumber industries, however, along with a fire in 1916, slowed development, as did the growth of nearby Silsbee. By the mid-1940s the population of Kountze had fallen to 800.

Nearby oil discoveries during the early 1950s once again sparked the town's growth and allowed renovation of many of the city's aging utilities and roads.

The population, bolstered by the presence of the county government and the migration of numerous former residents of Jefferson County into Hardin County during the 1970s, had increased to 2,716 by 1980. In 1990 it was 2,056.

RV campgrounds and dealers Indian Springs Camp and RV Park | Indian Springs Campground & RV Park |
Transportation Hawthorne Field Airport |

See more Texas Cities and Towns.

05/27 Coming to The area
Pearland Crawfish Festival Pearland TX April5-7 Great crawfish, food, music, and fun.
Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute TX July25-27 Many booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival provides three days of fun for children and adults.
Houston Hot Sauce Festival Houston TX September21-22 The Houston Hot Sauce Festival, conducted in September, showcases everything from sauce, salsa and spices to jams, jellies and pickles. The festival also features cooking demonstrations and on stage entertainment.

Texas Rice Festival Winnie TX October2-6 Bar-B-Que Cook-off Weekend, Horseshoe & Washer Pitching Tournaments, Rice Run 5k & Kids Fun Run, Queen’s Coronation & Street Dance
Houston Italian Festival Houston TX October10-13 Fiesta Italiana! Bringing Italian culture to life.
International Rice Festival Crowley LA October17-19 Lots of entertainment, arts & crafts, carnival rides and yes, plenty of food.