Introduction to Jacinto City, Texas
Jacinto City, Texas, in Harris county, is 5 miles N of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 7 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city is located in the Houston metropolitan area. Jacinto City has a population of 10,302.
Jacinto City History
Jacinto City was established in the early 1940s. The workers at the nearby war plans and steel mills, and the shipyard workers, were the first residents of the area. The city was incorporated in 1947, and Inch Handler was elected the first mayor. The city hall was established in the 1950s. The Environmental Protection Agency opened a wastewater facility in Jacinto City in 1972.
Jacinto City and nearby Attractions
- Houston Zoo
- Sheldon Lake State Park
- Children's Museum of Houston
- 1940 Air Terminal Museum
- WaterWorld at Houston
- Battleship Texas State Historical Site
Things To Do In Jacinto City
Jacinto City provides easy access to several historic sites and museums including the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Printing History, Battleship Texas State Historical Site, and Contemporary Arts Museum. The Armand Bayou Nature Center and Hermann Park are also nearby. During the summer, one can also visit WaterWorld at Houston.
Jacinto City Transportation
William P. Hobby Airport is close to the city.
Jacinto City Higher Education
University of Houston-Downtown, Texas Southern University, and University of Houston-University Park are some of the nearby universities.