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Hitchcock, Texas Historical Markers

 
Marker marker seen as approaching from Highway 6. image, Touch for more information
By Gregory Walker, April 11, 2010
Marker marker seen as approaching from Highway 6.
Texas (Galveston County), Hitchcock — Camp Wallace
Named for World War I army Colonel Elmer J. Wallace, Camp Wallace was established as a training facility for military personnel during World War II. The U. S. government acquired more than 3,300 acres of land between the towns of Hitchcock and Alta . . . — Map (db m35937) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Hitchcock — 7491 — City of Hitchcock
In region held before 1820s by Karankawa Indians, and afterwards by cattle raisers. The Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway built through the area in 1870s, naming station for Galveston civic leader and late landowner, Lent Munson Hitchcock . . . — Map (db m52552) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Hitchcock — 12707 — Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
The first African-American families moved to Hitchcock in 1892, and by 1900 additional families had joined them. Many would form the nucleus of the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church when it was organized in 1901. The Rev. J. L. Luckett served as . . . — Map (db m52556) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Hitchcock — Stringfellow Orchards
Nationally and internationally recognized horticulturist Henry Martyn Stringfellow (1839–1922 (sic, 1912)) started an experimental garden and orchard at this location in 1883. In 1890 he published a treatise containing innovative . . . — Map (db m4811) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Hitchcock — U. S. Naval Air StationBlimp Base — Seven-tenths Mile South
In an effort to defend U. S. coasts and shipping lanes against German submarine activity during World War II, the U. S. Navy established bases to house huge lighter-than-air (LTA) craft, also known as blimps. With the ability to hover above a . . . — Map (db m35936) HM

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