Nome is a city in Jefferson County, Texas, United States. It is located 20 miles west ofBeaumont at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90, State Highway 326 and Farm to Market Road 365. The population was 588 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Location of Nome, Texas
|Coordinates: 30°2′9″N 94°24′46″W|
Nome is located at(30.035878, -94.412661).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.
Initially called Congreve Station, this location was a stop on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad in the early 1860s. The name for the town came from the influx of people due to the discovery of oil in the early 1900s (similar to the gold strikes at Nome, Alaska), hence the name became Nome in 1903. Although rice farming would still be the foremost activity of the town, the discovery of natural gas and oil would create a new industry for the region in 1936. Many years later, Nome would become incorporated in 1971.
The City of Nome is served by the Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District.