Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Goose Creek Stream
Erected by The Service League of Baytown.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 29° 44.22′ N, 94° 58.933′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Price Street, Baytown TX 77520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert E. Lee High School (approx. half a mile away); Baytown Post Office (approx. ¾ mile away); George Washington Carver High School (approx. ¾ mile away); K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Humble Oil & Refining Company (approx. 1½ miles away); The Bayland Guards (approx. 1.8 miles away); Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.