TEXAS CITY- LA MARQUE

Population 55,458

Altitude 12


General

Although separate communities, twin cities share the heritage, business and living areas. Texas City was originally called Shoal Point; real growth began in 1891 when financiers from Minnesota purchased site for real estate, rail, and port development.

LaMarque was originally known as Highland; name changed in 1882 when the post office was granted. It became a station on the International Great Northern Railroad in 1896.

Today the two cities between Houston and Galveston are both a pleasant residential area and site of major industrial and port facilities. Industries include tin smelter, oil refineries, metal fabrication and chemical plant. Port ships grain, cotton, sulfur, petroleum and chemical products. Location of College of the Mainland.

Recreational opportunities include boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, and picnicking; municipal golf course and all-weather municipal shooting range.

Shoppers find bargains at the Lone Star Factory Outlet Stores on I-45 at Delany Road in La Marque.

COLLEGE OF MAINLAND ART GALLERY

DIKE AND MARINA

FRANK B. DAVISON HOME

GULF GREYHOUND PARK

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