Introduction to Hitchcock, Texas
This region was settled in 1846. Jonas Butler acquired land in the region and settled several years later. He was followed by a group of French settlers. Located on the high banks of a bayou, it was initially called Highland. Later it was renamed Hitchcock in memory of a civic leader Lent M. Hitchcock. The town was officially incorporated in 1960.
Hitchcock and Nearby Attractions
- Armand Bayou Nature Center
- Moody Gardens
- Lone Star Flight Museum
- Bishop's Palace
- Galveston Island State Park
Things To Do In Hitchcock
Spread across 2500 acres, the Armand Bayou Nature Center includes hiking trails, bird watching areas and live animal displays. The Moody Gardens is a tourist spot which displays various types of animals and aqua life. Built in the late 19th century, Bishop's Palace is the home of prominent congressman Walter Gresham. Other areas of interest include Lone Star Flight Museum and Galveston Island State Park.
Air transportation is available from Ellington Field Airport.
Hitchcock Higher Education
Alvin Community College, College of the Mainland, Galveston College, San Jacinto College - South Campus, and Texas A&M University - Galveston are some of the colleges near Hitchcock.