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LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS

Galveston County, Texas Gulf Coast

2929'59"N 9505'23"W (29.499797, -95.089784)
Highway 3, and Highway 75
25 miles NW of Galveston
25 miles SE of Houston
Population: 106,244 Est. (2018)
83,560 (2010) 45,444 (2000) 18,996 (1990)

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History in a Seashell

Built on what had been a Karankawa Indian village, the town got its modern start with the arrival of George W. Butler in 1873. First named Butler's Ranch, the soon-to-be-a-community was renamed in the early 1890s when J. C. League bought the land and platted a town. The Clear Creek Development Company was formed during the same early part of the decade - to sell lots to settlers.

A post office opened in 1896 and by 1914 the town had a healthy population of 500. Situated along the railroad from the port at Galveston, League City was served by the Katy, I&GN, and the Galveston, Houston and Henderson railroads as well as an Interurban from Houston.

From a population of just 800 in 1925, it increased to 1,200 in just three years - falling back to 800 with the arrival of the Great Deprtession. After WWII, Humble Oil had storage facilities here and the population increased to 16,000 in the mid-1970s.
TX Galveston County  1907 Postal Map
Galveston County 1907 Postal Map showing League City
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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