ISLAND, TX (GALVESTON COUNTY)
ISLAND, TEXAS (Galveston County). Island was on the point of land facing Galveston Bay and separated by Offats Bayou from the rest of Galveston Island, half a mile from the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad crossing between Galveston Island and Virginia Point, in southwestern Galveston County. In 1903 the Island school had thirty-four pupils and one teacher. In 1936 state highway maps showed two buildings and scattered dwellings at the townsite. By 1948 the name was applied to the area in Galveston west of Fifty-seventh Street, which had 100 businesses and a population of 3,000. By 1990 the area was part of Galveston, and separate population estimates were unavailable.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Diana J. Kleiner, "ISLAND, TX (GALVESTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvi18), accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles