Keithton is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway seventy miles north of Beaumont in central Jasper County. It was one of several railroad sidings established along the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe line in this area and was named for Beaumont lumber magnate J. Frank Keith, who purchased nearby timber rights about 1912. By 1918 the Keithton siding appeared on official railway maps. Although not populated, the site continues to be marked on United States Geological Survey maps as well.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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