BAYTOWN

Population 65,274

Altitude 26


General

Grew from small sawmill and store settlement in 2824; among early settlers was Nathaniel Lynch who set up Lynchburg Ferry in 1822. Confederate shipyard established nearby at mouth of Goose Creek in 1864; oil discovered in 1916. Industries today feature oil refineries, petrochemicals, synthetic rubber. Recreational facilities for sailing, saltwater fishing, and water sorts activities. Home of lee College.


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