Vidor is a city located in Southeast Texas at the intersection of Interstate 10 and State Highway 105, six miles east of Beaumont in western Orange County. The area was heavily logged after the construction of the Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway that was later part of a line that ran from Kansas City to Port Arthur, Texas. The city was named after lumberman Charles Shelton Vidor, grandfather of King Vidor, who owned the Miller-Vidor Lumber Company. By 1909 the Vidor community had a post office and four years later a company tram road was built. Almost all Vidor residents worked for the company. In 1924 the Miller-Vidor Lumber Company moved to Lakeview, just north of Vidor, in search of virgin timber. A small settlement remained and the Miller-Vidor subdivision was laid out in 1929. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,440.
Web Sites and Links
ChefMoz: VidorDetailed restaurant listings with reviews submitted by the public, and links to outside reviews. Search by name, cuisine, rating, or location.
First Presbyterian ChurchWorship time and location, photos, and contact information.
Pine Forest Baptist ChurchChurch history and stories of banners and stained glass windows, staff and deacons, and information on Christian beliefs and scriptures.
Seatac Homes, Inc. - Vidor, TexasManufactured homes. Includes a virtual tour of homes.
Señor ToroFull service Mexican restaurant offering authentic cuisine, outdoor patio seating, and catering. Location and hours.
The Least of My BrothersDocumentary about housing segregation in Vidor and the murder of Bill Simpson. Includes overview of film and interviews, with links to other information resources and filmmaker Matt Kordelski's projects.
Vidor Independent School DistrictIncludes news, links to each campus, and calendars.
Vidor PiratesHigh school football statistics, schedule, team members, and sponsors.