Hitchcock in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
City of Hitchcock
Churches were active. St. Mary's (later Our Lady of Lourdes) Catholic parish had first house of worship. A building for Protestants, soon a Methodist church, was erected 1894. Other faiths arrived later.
After 1920, truck farming declined; packing houses closed. In 1930s, local men found work in Texas City.
A Coast Auxiliary Army Replacement Center opened here in 1940; it later became Camp Wallace, an anti-aircraft training center. A blimp base was operated 1941-45, for surveillance against enemy submarines.
Hitchcock remains a center of small business and industry, with modern homes on garden acreage owned and occupied by urban and industrial workers.
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission
Location. 29° 21.185′ N, 95° 1.966′ W. Marker is in Hitchcock, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Texas Route 6 west of Texas Route 2004, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8916 Texas 6, Hitchcock TX 77563, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U. S. Naval Air Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Wallace (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stringfellow Orchards (approx. one mile away); Galilee Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hitchcock Depot (approx. 2.3 miles away); Original Site of First Baptist Church of Alta Loma (approx. 3.1 miles away); Alta Loma (approx. 3.2 miles away); Frank Bell Jr. (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hitchcock.
Also see . . . Hitchcock, Texas. Wikipedia (Submitted on February 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.