©

Texas City trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Texas City

Trip Planner USA  /  Texas  /  Texas Gulf Coast  /  Texas City
Texas City is a city in Galveston County in the US state of Texas. Located on the southwest shoreline of Galveston Bay, Texas City is a busy deepwater port on Texas' Gulf Coast, as well as a petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing center. The population was 45,099 at the 2010 census, making it the third-largest city in Galveston County, behind League City and Galveston. It is a part of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city is notable as the site of a major explosion in 1947 that demolished the port and nearly destroyed the city.HistoryThree duck hunters in 1891 noted that a location along Galveston Bay, known locally as Shoal Point, had the potential to become a major port. Shoal Point had existed since the 1830s, when veterans of the Texas Revolution were awarded land for their services. The name was applied to the community when a post office opened in 1878. The duck hunters were three brothers from Duluth, Minnesota named Benjamin, Henry and Jacob Myers. After they returned to Duluth, they formed the Myers Brothers syndicate, convinced other investors to put up money to buy 10,000 acres of Galveston Bay Frontage, including Shoal Point. They renamed the area Texas City.FoundingBy 1893, the investors had formed the Texas City Improvement Company, which plotted and filed the townsite plan. A post office opened in 1893 with Frank B. Davison appointed as the town's first postmaster, to serve approximately 250 people who had moved there from Minnesota and Michigan. TCIC also received permission from the Federal Government to dredge an eight-foot channel in the bay from Bolivar Roads to serve Texas City. In 1894, the channel was first used commercially. TCIC eventually dredged the channel to a forty foot depth and extended the length of the port to 1.5 mi. TCIC also built a 4-mi railroad to the Texas City Junction south of town, where it connected to two other rail lines: Galveston, Houston and San Antonio and Galveston-Houston & Henderson.
Take stress off the schedule by using our United States visit website .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Texas City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Texas City

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Texas City

8 days in Texas City BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Texas City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in San Antonio & Texas City BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Texas City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in United States, Grand Bahama Island & Vancouver BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in Texas City & New Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in United States & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans