Introduction to La Marque, Texas
La Marque, Texas, in Galveston county, is 11 miles NW of Galveston, Texas (center to center) and 36 miles SE of Houston, Texas. The city is part of the Galveston - Texas City metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 13,682 people people live in La Marque.
La Marque History
The city of La Marque was initially known as Highlands. In the 1890s, residents decided to rename the area when they discovered another local community with the same name existed. Madam St. Ambrose, a postmistress in the city, chose the new name for the area. The name means "the mark" in French. During the American Civil War the city was popularly known as "Buttermilk Station" because soldiers purchased buttermilk from the city while traveling between Galveston and Houston.
La Marque and nearby Attractions
- Lakeview Country Club
- Queen of Peace Church
- Rising Star Cemetery
- Marchand Bayou
- Etheredge Stadium
- American Heritage Tours Inc
Things To Do In La Marque
Lakeview Country Club provides a host of recreational activities for visitors. Queen of Peace Church is an architectural marvel not to be missed. Rising Star Cemetery is a haven of peace and serenity. Marchand Bayou is known for excellent boating facilities. Anglers will also feel at home here. Etheredge Stadium frequently hosts popular sport events. American Heritage Tours Inc. provides tourists with guided tours of the surrounding areas of interest.
La Marque Transportation
Air transportation facility is provided by Ellington Field Airport.
La Marque Higher Education
People seeking higher education can enroll at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Alvin Community College, or San Jacinto College-Central Campus.