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County
Jasper
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 2,142
2000 Census - 2,269
Nearby
Towns
Buna, Texas
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Buna Texas History:
The Beaumont Lumber Company mill was established in the area and named Carrolla. The community that developed around the mill was renamed Buna. The Buna post office was established in 1893. The lumber company built a ten mile tram line between Buna and the Neches River. John Henry Kirby later purchased the line, converted it to a standard railroad line, and extended it to Beaumont in the south and Roganville in the north. This extended line was named the gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City Railway. In 1902 the Orange and Northwestern Railway extended a line from Buna to Newton. Today oil, logging and farming are still important industries. Buna is located at the intersections of U.S. 96, SH 62 (Main Street), FM 253 and FM 1004, 56 miles southeast of Woodville, 38. 8 miles southeast of Jasper, 16.6 miles southwest of Kirbyville, approximately 14 miles west of the Louisiana border, 27 miles northwest of Deweyville, 29 miles northwest of Orange, 40 miles northeast of Beaumont, 21 miles northeast of Lumberton and Village Creek State Park, 25.5 miles northeast of Kountze, and 17 miles northeast of Silsbee, Texas.
 
Buna Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. A story hour for preschoolers is held every Wednesday morning from 10:30am -11:30am, Sept through May. The library is open Mon, Tue & Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Wed, 10am-4pm; Thu, 10am-4:30pm. (409) 994-5501. 1042 SH 62, Buna, Texas 77612.

Annual Redbud Festival, Mid-March:
Activities include a carnival at the high school grounds, a parade, a red beans and rice dinner, the Redbud Rodeo at the Buna Bridle club, over 100 craft vendors, over 25 food vendors, 2 stages with live music, and pageants. (409) 994-3855.
 
Annual July 4th Celebration:
Activities include live music, a dunking booth, a duck pond, a hula hoop contest, a watermelon seed spitting contest, apple bobbing, door prizes, and food, such as hotdogs, cotton candy, corn on the cob, ice cream, and other food items; fireworks are scheduled for 9pm. (409) 994-3855.