Hardin-Jefferson ISD serves four academically decorated campuses on the Hardin and Jefferson county line.  Historic Sour Lake is the epicenter of the district, features a quaint downtown with locally owned shops and resturants, and is located just 18 miles west of Beaumont  This provides for a perfect combination of the small town experience with city conveniences just down the road.  Known as the birthplace of Texaco, Hardin County’s oldest city has seen recent growth, for new communities and subdivisions are breaking ground. Though devastated by Harvey, homes are being put back together, and communities are experiencing rejuvenation.