Introduction to Deer Park, Texas
Deer Park, Texas, in Harris county, is 5 miles E of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 14 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Houston metropolitan area. Deer Park contains a population of approximately 28,520.
Deer Park History
Deer Park was founded in 1892 by Simeon Henry West, an Illinois Yankee. The city was named Deer Park because of the abundance of deer in the region. The Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway built a station in this city in 1894. The city's first post office was established in 1893; however, the post office was discontinued in 1919 and reestablished in 1930. Deer Park was incorporated in 1948, and Earl E. Dunn was elected its first mayor.
Deer Park and nearby Attractions
- San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park
- Dow Park & Botanical Gardens
- Houston Zoo
- Children's Museum of Houston
- San Jacinto Monument and Museum
- Sheldon Lake State Park
Things To Do In Deer Park
While staying in Deer Park, one can visit the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. You can also visit Patrick's Cabin which is a replica of the cabin where the peace treaty between U.S and Mexico was signed after the Battle of San Jacinto. The city also provides easy access to the San Jacinto Monument and Museum and the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. The Moody Gardens and SchIitterbahn Waterparks are also worth visiting.
Deer Park Transportation
Ellington Field is the nearest airport.
Deer Park Higher Education
San Jacinto College-Central Campus and University of Houston-Clear Lake are close by.