Introduction to Texas City, Texas
Texas City, Texas, in Galveston county, is 8 miles NW of Galveston, Texas (center to center) and 38 miles SE of Houston, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Galveston - Texas City metropolitan area. There are an estimated 41,521 people in Texas City.
Texas City History
Three brothers, Jacob, Benjamin, and Henry Meyers, from Duluth, Minnesota, were the pioneers credited for the establishment of the Texas City Improvement Company. They were on a duck-hunting trip in the marshlands in 1891 when they decided that the area, near a community called Shoal Point, had great potential to be a major port. The three brothers were joined by other Duluth shippers and together they bought 10,000 acres from the Galveston Bay frontage. The land included Shoal Point. They named the area Texas City. The Texas City Improvement Company filed a townsite plat in May, 1893, and a post office was set up in the area.
Texas City and nearby Attractions
- Cedar Hill State Park
- Elm Fork Nature Trail
- Dallas Zoo
- Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
- Dallas Aquarium
- Shawnee Trail
Things To Do In Texas City
Texas City offers numerous and varied opportunities for entertainment and recreation. The 1826-acre Cedar Hill State Park has picnic and camping areas, trails, and facilities for boating. It is also home to Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. The Bayou Golf Club occupies an area of 200 acres on the bank of Moses. It boasts of a championship layout accompanied by elevated greens and tee boxes. There are high standard parks, museums, zoo, aquarium, and other recreational facilities in and around the city.
Texas City Transportation
Dallas/ Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.
Texas City Higher Education
College of the Mainland is the local institution for higher education. University of Houston, Alvin Community College, and San Jacinto College are the other similar institutions in the neighborhood.