Nederland is situated in Mid-Jefferson County, bordered by Port Neches to the east, Port Arthur to the south and west, and Beaumont to the north. Originally founded in 1897 by Dutch settlers, the name Nederland is Dutch for The Netherlands. Tradition has it that they selected this area of the Texas Coast, because it reminded them of their native land (with a considerable amount of heat and humidity thrown in for good measure.)
Nederland was incorporated as a township in 1948 and was reliant on an agriculture-based economy. With the discovery of oil at the nearby Spindletop well in Beaumont, Nederland became a bedroom community for an expanding oil refining industry.
The Nederland Independent School District continually ranks as one of the best in the state and the Nederland High School Bulldog Band and Westernaires are known as the golden pride of the golden triangle having been given top awards since the 1940’s. The high school boasts state district and regional titles in football, baseball, soccer, and tennis.
The current population of Nederland exceeds 17,000 with a median income over $50,000 annually. The city is adjacent to the Southeast Texas Regional Airport and Central Mall Shopping Center with hundreds of retail outlets and restaurants just minutes away. New state-of-the-art medical facilities are just minutes away, insuring the best possible health care for local families.