I saw this on Only in Your State website – https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/15-bizarre-roadside-attractions-in-tx/ (#1) when looking recently for the Killer Bee Statue – World’s Largest Killer Bee Statue – Weirdness Wednesdays May 1, 2019. It lost the title of World’s Largest Fire Hydrant several years after gaining the title; it’s now the third largest fire hydrant; see the Beaumont link below for details on the other two larger fire hydrants. The fire hydrant is next to the Fire Museum of Texas (FMOT).
The Fire Museum of Texas (FMOT) is recognized as one of Texas’ best FREE places for individuals, groups and families to visit! Opened originally as the Beaumont Fire Department Historical Museum in 1984, the FMOT has been endorsed by the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshal’s Association as Texas’ official fire museum since 1986.
Fire Museum of Texas
400 Walnut @ Mulberry
Beaumont, TX 77701
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
After hours by appointment
Atlas Obscura: No listing located – for either the Fire Hydrant or the Fire Museum of Texas (FMOT)
Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau: www.beaumontcvb.com/things-to-do/entertainment/roadside-attractions/giant-hydrant/
Facebook (website or blog page): https://www.facebook.com/firemuseumtx/ (FMOT)
Google Maps: Google Maps Location FMOT (visible on Street View across the street from the FMOT building)
Historical Marker DataBase: No marker listed
Only In Your State: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/15-bizarre-roadside-attractions-in-tx/ (#1)
Roadside America: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/7358
Texas Hill Country: https://texashillcountry.com/gigantic-fire-hydrant-beaumont/
Tumblr: No listing located
YouTube channel or search: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhXOJOlMLDA
Past Weirdness Wednesdays Posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/weirdness-wednesdays/