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Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Goose Creek Stream

 
 
Goose Creek Stream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 17, 2012
1. Goose Creek Stream Marker
Inscription. The name Goose Creek was originated by Indians because in ages past it was a gathering place for huge flocks of geese. On map used by the LaSalle expedition (1684-1687) carries the label Goose Creek on this small stream. During the Civil War (1863) the Confederate Government established a shipyard at the mouth of Goose Creek. The Bayland Orphans home began operating in 1867 near the mouth of Goose Creek on the west bank. The home was use for the education and care of Confederate orphans. In 1869 the John Gaillard family established a shipping point known as Gaillard's Landing which later became the center of Goose Creek oil field. A small ferry known as Busch Landing carried traffic between the oil field and the Humble refinery site. A town site founded in 1919 carried the name Goose Creek for nearly thirty years.
 
Erected by The Service League of Baytown.
 
Location. 29° 44.22′ N, 94° 58.933′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Price Street and West Texas Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Goose Creek Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Price Street, Baytown TX 77520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Goose Creek Stream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 17, 2012
2. Goose Creek Stream Marker
within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Humble Oil & Refining Company (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bayland Orphanage (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Bayland Guards (approx. 1.8 miles away); Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek (approx. 1.8 miles away); Homesite of William Scott (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dr. Ashbel Smith (approx. 3.3 miles away); Wooster School (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baytown.
 
Regarding Goose Creek Stream. The town of Goose Creek formed around a major oil field. In the mid twentieth century the town was absorbed into Baytown, Texas and no longer exists as an independent entity. The oil field caused Humble Oil and Refining Company (now Exxon) to locate a refinery nearby. The refinery is still there and is the largest refinery in the US.
 
Also see . . .
1. Goose Creek Oil Field -- From the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on March 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Goose Creek, Texas -- From the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on March 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 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.
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