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Sour Lake, Texas
(Hardin County)

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The location of Sour Lake

Welcome to Sour Lake ...

The city of Sour Lake is located in Hardin County.

The location of Sour Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Sour Lake: Sour Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sour Lake has a population of 1,879 people<2> (see below for details).

Sour Lake is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Sour Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sour Lake lies within the (409) area code.

The ZIP code for Sour Lake: 77659<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sour Lake had a population of 1,813 people. This makes Sour Lake the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,813 people, the population of Sour Lake increased 8.76% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,667 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sour Lake had an population of 1,879 people. This is an increase of 3.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.72% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sour Lake.

Communities Also Named Sour Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Sour Lake: This one is located in Hardin County and the other is located in Jefferson County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sour Lake.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sour Lake. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sour Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sour Lake.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sour Lake:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sour Lake ...

Looking for more information about Sour Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sour Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sour Lake.

Communities near Sour Lake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Beaumont   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the East (E) of Sour Lake

Located in Jefferson County

Lumberton   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sour Lake

Silsbee   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sour Lake

Kountze   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Sour Lake

Bevil Oaks   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Sour Lake

Located in Jefferson County

China   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Sour Lake

Located in Jefferson County

Daisetta   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Sour Lake

Located in Liberty County

Nome   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Sour Lake

Located in Jefferson County

Devers   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Sour Lake

Located in Liberty County

Rose Hill Acres   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Sour Lake

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sour Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Hardin County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sour Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sour Lake.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sour Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sour Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sour Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sour Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sour Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sour Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sour Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1359, Longitude: -94.4010     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sour Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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