Introduction to League City, Texas
League City, Texas, in Galveston county, is 14 miles SE of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 23 miles SE of Houston, Texas. The people of the city are in the Galveston - Texas City metropolitan area.
League City History
The site of a Karankawa Indian village was chosen to establish League City. The city was founded by three different families named the Butlers, Cowarts, and Perkins. The earliest resident of the town, George W. Butler, arrived in the city in 1873 from Louisiana. In 1893, he was followed by J.C. League who acquired rights of the land. League acquired these rights from a man named Muldoon who had become a priest and, therefore, relinquished his rights over the land. The early settlers of the city originally raised cattle but, after the Clear Creek Development was organized in 1890, they turned to agriculture in order to sell land to farmers.
League City and nearby Attractions
- Waterford Harbor Yacht Club Marina
- Christus Victor Lutheran Church
- Fairview Cemetery
- Creekside Intermediate School Football Field
- Bates Motor Home Rental Network of Houston
Things To Do In League City
Waterford Harbor Yacht Club Marina has provisions for yachting and other water sports. Christus Victor Lutheran Church and Fairview Cemetery are both well known for their grand architectural design. The serene ambience of these two places is of great attraction to tourists. Bates Motor Home Rental Network of Houston provides recreational trips and guided tours of surrounding areas. Creekside Intermediate School Football Field often hosts sports events that tourists can attend as spectators.
League City Transportation
Ellington Field Airport provides air transportation facilities.
League City Higher Education
University of Houston-Clear Lake, San Jacinto College-Central Campus, and San Jacinto College-South Campus, provide higher educational facilities to the people of League City.