Introduction to Bay City, Texas
Bay City History
Bay City was established in 1894 by a Colorado mining millionaire, David Swickheimer. It was formed in partnership with N. M. Vogelsang, G. M. Magill and Nicholas King. The community was named Bay City because of its location on the Bay Prairie. Before construction began, Bay City was a tent city. The Cane Belt Railroad reached the city in 1901. Over the years, Bay City has become a thriving community and the center of the largest rice-producing area in the nation.
Bay City and nearby Attractions
- Matagorda County Museum
- El Campo Museum of Natural History
- Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park
- Riverside Park
Things To Do In Bay City
To explore the history and culture of Bay City, one can visit the Columbia Historical Museum, the El Campo Museum of Natural History and the Matagorda County Museum. The Riverside Park offers facilities for indulging in various sports and other recreational activities. In addition, Bay City hosts the Matagorda County Fair every February.
Bay City Transportation
Brazoria County Airport offers facilities for air transportation.
Bay City Higher Education
Wharton County Junior College, Alvin Community College and Houston Baptist University provide facilities for higher education.