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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.)
 
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. Touch for map. Located in Runge park. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe TX 77517, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 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. 0.4 miles away); Alta Loma (approx. 2.5 miles away); Original Site of First Baptist Church of Alta Loma
Wide view of Runge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 10, 2012
2. Wide view of Runge Park Marker
Marker is low center in picture
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Hitchcock Depot (approx. 3.4 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away); U. S. Naval Air Station (approx. 4.9 miles away); Camp Wallace (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 69 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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