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Sour Lake is a city in Hardin County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,667 at the 2000 census. It was originally named Sour Lake Springs, after the mineral-laden spring water that flowed into the nearby lake. The city is part of the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sour Lake is the oldest surviving town in Hardin County, first settled around 1835, when Stephen Jackson received 4,428 acres (17.92 km2) at the site. It is called by some the "Gateway to the Big Thicket". Sour Lake became a short-lived boomtown with the discovery of oil in 1901, shortly after oil was found at the nearby Spindletop salt dome. It is known as the birthplace of Texaco. Formed in 1903, the Texas Company (Texaco's corporate name) is one of the three major oil companies that can trace i... (from wikipedia)

General Information
Hardin County4,576 Population (as of 2000)
Texas State4,042 Population (current)
98.3 Square Miles of Land2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
0.4 Square Miles of Water$84,000 Average House Value (as of 2000)
$40,323 Average House Income (as of 2000)

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76 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$3,681,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
503 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$15,232,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

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