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ALGOA, TEXAS

Galveston County, Texas Gulf Coast
Highway 6
4 miles SE of Alvin
23 miles NW of Galveston

Population: 135 (est)

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Algoa History in a Pecan Shell

Founded 1880.

Originally named Hughes, the town was on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. A post office was granted under the name Algoa in 1897 which sinks the theory that it was named after a steamship (the Algoaian) that was blown far inland after the 1900 Galveston Storm.

The area was famed for its produce - particularly figs (which were much more popular then than now). Rice farming was a major economic force in the 1920s and even dairy farming - as strange as that seems now.

Only fifty people called the place home in the 20s and although records from the Great Depression aren't available, there were 350 residents by 1940. The towns proximity to Alvin caused the post office to be closed in the early 70s, but the town is still doing well and they're still growing figs.
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