Beaumont, Francis 1584-1616; Eng. dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher
city in SE Tex., on the Neches River: pop. 114,000
Origin of Beaumontafter J. Beaumont: so named by his brother-in-law, Henry Millard, who purchased land for a town site (1835)
A city of southeast Texas east-northeast of Houston on the Neches River. Settled in 1824, it grew following the discovery of oil in 1901.