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Santa Fe in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Runge Park

 
 
Runge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 10, 2012
1. Runge Park Marker
Inscription.  Galveston businessman Henry J. Runge (1859-1922), European-educated son of a German immigrant, bought the land and laid out the town of Arcadia in 1890. At that time he donated this site for use as a park. Later the Galveston County Commissioners Court named the park in his honor. First community-wide use of Runge Park was in 1938 for a dairy show that is still held yearly. Enlarged by the purchase of 10 acres in 1957, the grounds provide facilities for many recreational activities as well as the annual Galveston County Fair and Rodeo.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7169.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 29° 22.69′ N, 95° 7.356′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from 8th Street. Located in Runge park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe TX 77517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arcadia Christian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dairy Industry in the Santa Fe Area (approx.
Wide view of Runge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 10, 2012
2. Wide view of Runge Park Marker
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0.4 miles away); Santa Fe Consolidated High School (approx. one mile away); Alta Loma (approx. 2˝ miles away); Original Site of First Baptist Church of Alta Loma (approx. 2.6 miles away); Miller-Brautigam Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); Alta Loma Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hitchcock Depot (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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