1891-1900


In 1893, a group of investors forms the Texas City Improvement Company and files the plat for a planned community. Shoal Point post pffice is closed, and the Texas City post office is opened. The area becomes known as Texas City. A railroad link is established to the community. Docks are built and small boat traffic uses the channel and a fledgling port. In 1900, the Galveston storm does major damage to Texas City property.


Texas City Improvement Co. stock certificate


The Texas City Lighthouse


The first lighthouse in Texas City



James Campbell


Mary Campbell


Solomon Parr



Diana Campbell Parr


Gottfried Moeller



Telescope of James Campbell