Population 19,657

Altitude 51


In northeastern Brazoia County, city was founded in 1876 when railroad built through connecting Galveston with Richmond. It's named for founder Alvin Morgan. City has survived hurricanes, notably the 1900 and 1915 storms, and a disastrous fire in 1902. Agriculture and oil-related products sustained the economy for years, but, with its strategic location on the southeastern Houston metropolitan area and close proximity to NASA, today Alvin is the center for diversified industries.

Cultural aspects are influenced by Alvin Community College. An abundance of parks offers places for picnicking for those looking for sandy beaches. Alvin is just minutes from the Gulf Coast.


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