Nederland is named by the first few families who came from Netherlands. It is located on eastern Jefferson County. The main industry was rice industry until overproduction, over speculation, and the depression of 1907 virtually wiped out the rice industry at Nederland. Prosperity was restored by the discovery of the Spindletop oilfield on January 10, 1901. The refineries and related petroleum industries have continued to be the mainstays of the city's economy. Nederland grew rapidly as a residential center during the boom years that followed. In 1990 there were two museums that was situated in the heart of Netherland, the Dutch Windmill Museum and La Maison Acadienne.
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