The Golden Triangle is an area of Southeast Texas between the cities of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange.

The term more generally refers now to the entire Beaumont-Port Arthur-Orange metropolitan area, forming the triangle.[1][2][3][4]

In the documentary "Antone's: Home of the Blues", Billy F. Gibbons of the Texas band ZZ Top (and a native of the Golden Triangle) joked the name "Golden Triangle" was chosen "because it sounds much more romantic than 'Petro-Chemical Wasteland.'"


  1. ^ TheTorch, Honor Warren Wells. "Golden Triangle in Texas: Football Capital of the World Since 1971".
  2. ^ "Golden Triangle Audubon Society - Golden Triangle Audubon Society".
  3. ^ "Area swimmers perform well at state meet".
  4. ^ "Minority business council to receive HUB certification today".

Coordinates: 30°00′N 93°54′W / 30.0°N 93.9°W / 30.0; -93.9