Where is Galveston, Texas?
The area described here includes the county of Galveston with the cities of Galveston, League City and Texas City. It is located in the southeastern part of Texas.
What County is Galveston?
Located on Galveston Island, Galveston has, in the truest sense of the word, a rich history. The first visit of a European, Cabeza De Vaca, ended badly in 1528, as he suffered shipwreck on the island and had to return by land to Mexico City. In 1785, the island was named in honour of Bernardo de G orlvez. The first permanent settlement took place in 1816 by the pirate Louis-Michel Aury, followed by the pirate Jean Lafitte in 1817. Lafitte built his own “kingdom” here. In 1821, the U.S. Navy sold him. In 1825, Mexico took over the administration of the village. In 1836, today’s Galveston (by a Canadian) was founded. In 1839, the city fell to the Republic of Texas. At the end of the 19th century, Galveston was a Boom city with more inhabitants than Houston. Its location as a port on the Gulf of Mexico made it the commercial center of the state. On Sep 7, 1900, she was hit by a massive hurricane with probably up to 12,000 dead (the exact number could never be determined). Galveston never reached the importance it had before the storm. From 1907, approx. 10,000 Eastern European Jews enter the city.
in Texas: Houston, Lake Jackson
The Outlet Shops at La Marque are located near the village of La Marque, with about 20 shops.
Haak Vineyards in Santa Fe, Galveston County
I 45 (Dallas-Houston-Galveston)
The most important exit is the # 1a of I-45 (TX 342, 61st St). Infrastructure especially in the western direction, partly 2 to 3 km away. Several petrol stations, very many Restaurants, some Motels. Camping, Supermarkets.
Greyhound bus station in Galveston (Broadway) and Texas City (La Marque, Oak)
Galveston Map Located
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