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Counties
Chambers, Liberty
Region
Gulf Coast
Population
2010 Census - 3,835
2000 Census - 2,324
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Mont Belvieu, Texas
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Mont Belvieu Texas History:
Mont Belvieu is located northwest of Trinity Bay, on a salt dome in northwestern Chambers County. Several lakes are located east and southeast of town including Dutton Lake, Old River Lake, Lost Lake, Round Lake and Lake Anahuac. Amos Barber was the first permanent settler in the area; he built a home on the salt dome hill in 1849; the community that grew up around his home was called Barber’s Hill. When the post office opened in 1890 it was given the name Mont Belvieu. The first commercial production at the Barbers Hill oilfield had begun in 1918, and the Goose Creek and Dayton Railroad was completed through Mont Belvieu the following year. A deeper oil field was discovered in the 1920s. The townsite plat was filed in May 1922. The town incorporated in the late 1960s. A 1985 explosion at one of the plants threatened the entire salt dome, which had in recent years been used to store liquid propane gas, and led to a series of efforts by townspeople to force the petrochemical industries to buy out the homes in the immediate vicinity of their plants. By 1990 some 200 families had been bought out by a dozen petrochemical corporations. With the aid of these local industries the community was rebuilt two miles east of its 1985 location. Among the buildings at the new site were a city hall, seven new churches, and a public school. In 1990 the rebuilt community recorded 1,323 inhabitants. Mont Belvieu is located on IH-10 at the intersections of SH 146, FM 1409, and FM 1942, slight, 32 miles east of Houston, 11.3 miles northeast of Baytown, 12.6 miles northwest of Wallisville, 18 miles northeast of La Porte, 4 miles southwest of Old River-Winfree, 23.6 miles northwest of Anahuac, 12.6 miles west of Wallisville, 43.6 miles northwest of Smith Point, 33.8 miles west of Winnie, and 56.5 miles southwest of Beaumont, Texas.
 
Barbers Hill-Mont Belvieu Museum:
The museum displays exhibits, and photos and other items depicting the history of Mont Belvieu including two barber chairs, shaving equipment, an ice cream table and chairs from the Busch Drug Store, a school desk, old typewriters, and a cabinet from the first Mont Belvieu post office. Open Tue & Thu, 10am-2pm, and the second Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm. The museum is located in the Mont Belvieu Senior Center building at 11607 Eagle Drive.
 
Chambers County Library, West Chambers Branch:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 8am-5pm; Tue & Thu, 10am-5pm; Sat, 9am-1pm; closed Sunday. (281) 576-2245. 10616 Eagle Drive, 77580. Email
 
Mont Belvieu Community & Senior Center:
The center is open to all residents 50 years old and older. The center offers classes, fitness programs, field trips, games, ceramics, quilting, and other fun things. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. 11607 Eagle Drive.
 
Mont Belvieu Events:
The town sponsors an annual Kidfish event for children ages 16 and younger. It also sponsors movie nights in the park. Movies begin at dusk. Bring chairs and coolers. (281) 576-2213.
 
Annual Easter Egg Hunt:
Children are divided into 3 age groups. This event begins at 9:30am at New City Park. Bring your own baskets; refreshments are provided.This event is hosted by the Parks Department. It is held at New City Park at 11607 Eagle Drive. (281) 576-6147.
 
Annual July 4th Celebration, July:
Activities include pony rides, a petting zoo, moon walks, rides, a patriotic art display, a quilt display, a washer tournament and live music. Lemonade, popcorn, and ice cream are provided. Activities begin at 4pm. The fireworks display begins at dusk. This event is hosted by the Parks Department. It is held at New City Park at 11607 Eagle Drive. (281) 576-6147.
 
Annual Christmas in the City, 1st Saturday in December:
Activities include Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving on a fire truck, photos with Santa, and the awarding of the home decorating contest. Refreshments are provided. This event is hosted by the Parks Department. (281) 576-6147. It is held at New City Park at 11607 Eagle Drive.