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Harris County, Texas

77520, 77521, 77522

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Page Contents for Baytown, Texas

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Baytown is approximately 71,070 (1998), 71802 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 25,020 (1990), 24955 (2010).
The amount of land area in Baytown is 81.059 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.287 sq kilometers.
The distance from Baytown to Washington DC is 1244 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 174 miles. (as the crow flies)
Baytown is positioned 29.74 degrees north of the equator and 94.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Baytown elevation is 0-30 feet above sea level.
Baytown average annual rainfall is 48 inches per year


on the northern shore of Galveston Bay about 40 miles north of Galveston
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sub-tropical dominated by the Gulf of Mexico
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comfortable with warm summers averaging in the low 90's and mild winters with average temperatures in the mid-60's. Snow is virtually non-existent in the area. Rainfall occurs consistently year-round resulting in much greenery and vegetation every season. The growing season is about 309 days each year.
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History & History Related Items

Beginning around 1822, the area was first known as Goose Creek. By the early 1900's, another community has been built on the east side of Goose Creek. It was known as Pelly. East Baytown was founded in the early 1920's. Since East Baytown was actually west of Goose Creek, the "east" was dropped leaving the town to be known as Baytown. During the late 1940's, discussion began about consolidating all three communities into one. Baytown was resistant to the idea, but finally agreed in 1947. The resulting community of Baytown was founded 24 January 1948
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The settling of Baytown

about 1822

The founding of Baytown

24 January 1948


The San Jacinto Monument & Museum
This monument honors the battle for Texas independence and was built 100 years after the fray. It is 570 feet tall and is touted to be the tallest monument column in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The monument is located in the San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Site
Phone: 281-479-2421

San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Site
3523 Highway 134
LaPorte TX 77571
Phone: 281/479-2431

Places to go and Things to see

The Houston Northshore Railway
This is the last electric railway built in the U.S.A. It opened on 19 June 1927. It ran from Houston to Baytown, Texas.

Learn more about Baytown businesses and how to save money and time in Baytown.
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Economy & Industry

mainly dependent on industry for its income
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Baytown City Government

City of Baytown
Post Office Box 424
Baytown, TX 77522
Tel: 281-420-6504
Fax: 281-420-6586

The local government consists of a city manager and city council. Council membersare elected from six districts. The mayor, who sits on the council, is also elected by the city's residents.

Baytown Mayor
2401 Market St
Baytown, TX 77520-6204
Phone: 281-420-6550

Baytown Chamber

The Baytown Chamber of Commerce
4721 Garth Road, Suite C
Baytown, TX 77521
Phone: (281) 422-8359
Fax (281) 428-1758

Chamber of Commerce
1515 N. Alexander Dr.
Baytown, TX 77520-5300
Phone: 281-422-6908

Baytown Organizations

The Baytown Chamber of Commerce
4721 Garth Road, Suite C
Baytown, TX 77521
Phone: (281) 422-8359
Fax (281) 428-1758

Chamber of Commerce
1515 N. Alexander Dr.
Baytown, TX 77520-5300
Phone: 281-422-6908

Baytown Libraries

Sterling Municipal Library
Mary Elizabeth Wilbanks Ave
Baytown, TX 77520
Voice and TTY: (281) 427-7331
Fax: (281) 420-5347

Baytown Schools

An education page for Baytown.

Goose Creek Superintendent
1415 Market St
Baytown, TX 77520-6755
Phone: 281-420-4800

Robert E. Lee High school
1800 Market St.
Baytown, Texas
Phone: 281-420-4535 Baytown


The population of Baytown was:
1981 - 57,600
1985 - 59,460
1990 - 63,850
1995 - 68,500
1998 - 71,070

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