East Texas City
From Rugged Landscapes To Diverse Heritage
Something About Nederland
Promoters gave the town its Dutch name in 1897 to attract settlers from Holland to the area’s railroad jobs and rich farmland. The opportunities also lured Acadians from South Louisiana. Known for his Western movies and songs, Woodward “Tex” Ritter attended high school in Nederland. His namesake park houses the Windmill Museum and La Maison Acadienne Museum, which exhibits replicas of a windmill and log cabin showcasing the heritage of Nederland’s Dutch and Acadian settlers.