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Mont Belvieu, Texas

Located on a salt dome in Chambers County, Mont Belvieu was established in 1849 known as Barbers Hill. Postal authorities suggested a name change to Mont Belvieu to avoid confusion with other offices of similar names. The community lay quietly as a center for farming and cattle-raising until oil was discovered in 1916. Though this early discovery was of limited dimensions, land lease speculators quickly grabbed up leases, buying and selling at a frenzy. In 1926, wildcatter Mills Bennett tapped into the first gusher production. The salt-dome storage capabilities were initiated in the 1950s and expanded. Today products processed through the grand underground caverns are shipped world wide, providing the life-blood for nearly all of the petrochemical industry. On I-10, the city is closely tied to the Houston-Baytown area.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Mont Belvieu, TX

Lake Corpus Christi Camping

Texas Parks and Wildlife operates Lake Corpus Christi State Park which offers campgrounds, picnic areas, overnight camping, t...

TheUltimatePitStop Marketplace

Monthly Flea Market featuring local merchant’s arts and crafts, jewelry, automotive items, collectibles, clothes, antiques ...

Windrose Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Alvin Golf & Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Hearthstone Country Club -Jackrabbit/Wolf Corner

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...