You’ll find Daisetta, Texas in Liberty County, at the southern junction of Farm Roads 770 and 834. It is located on a salt dome, approximately forty-one miles from Beaumont, Texas.
The town was named by a storeowner, Newt Farris, who combined the names of Daisy Barrett and Etta White. It got its start in 1918, when oil was discovered in the region. Hull Oilfield opened shortly thereafter and the town was off and running.
The post office in Daisetta was built in 1921 and in 1924, a fire swept through the town, destroying much of the downtown area. The residents quickly rebuilt and have experienced no other significant disasters.
As with many Texas towns, Daisetta was largely dependent on the oil fields. Workers from these companies lived in Daisetta and most of the town’s businesses played some sort of role in the oil economy.
The 1930’s and 1940’s were some of the years for Daisetta. Several newspapers served residents of Daisetta and nearby Hull and the populations of both towns swelled. Hull is a larger community, located about two miles away, but the residents of Daisetta have always enjoyed their own individuality.
They voted to incorporate several times, in 1946, 1955 and 1961. During this time, the population slowly declined, going from an all-time high estimate of 3,000 residents to 1,764 in 1950, and 1,177 in 1980.
The current population estimates show around 969 residents still call Daisetta home. This decline is due in part to the decreased production of oil in the surrounding areas.
Liberty County is a historical county, filled with many museums and historical centers. You’ll be able to learn more about the past of the area and the role it played in forming the state of Texas.
Many residents in Daisetta commute to nearby Beaumont and Houston. You’ll be able to find plenty of things to do in either city if you rent an apartment in Daisetta. There are still several businesses in town to serve local residents and the larger towns are just minutes away.
Many people prefer to rent an apartment in a quiet town like Daisetta, since they can easily access their jobs and entertainment possibilities in the larger cities, without having to live in a metropolitan area. You’ll be just a few minutes from some of the best attractions in Texas, such as the Astrodome, the Space Center, and Astroworld/ Waterworld.
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