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ALMEDA, TEXAS

Harris County, Texas Gulf Coast

29 36' 14.84" N, 95 25' 1.78" W (29.604122, -95.417162)

Texas Hwy 288 & the Missouri Pacific tracks
11 Miles S of Houston downtown
Population: Included in Houston

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History in a Pecan Shell

Dr. Willis King, promoted the townsite on the International-Great Northern Railroad in the early 1880s. Since his position gave him naming rights - he chose his daughter's name.

The town had a population of fifty and a post office in 1893 (closed in 1959). By 1914 the population was up to 200 but down to only eighty by 1925.

Businesses continued to increase up through the 1960s, although residents were without water or a fire department. In 1963 the town was given a sewer system and it has now merged into greater Houston with very little remaining of the original town.

Although some buildings from Almeda's early days are said to be extant, one would have to investigate closely to find any sign of old Almeda. It is best remembered by Almeda Drive.

TX Harris County  1907 Postal Map
Harris County 1907 postal map showing Almeda S of Houston
(Click on image to enlarge)
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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