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77520, 77521, 77522

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Statistics & Facts

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.
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Baytown location: on the northern shore of Galveston Bay about 40 miles north of Galveston

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Baytown is sub-tropical dominated by the Gulf of Mexico
The weather in Baytown is 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.
Baytown average annual rainfall is 48 inches per year
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History & History Related Items

Baytown history:

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
The settling of Baytown: about 1822
The founding of Baytown: 24 January 1948
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Baytown attractions:

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.

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Economy & Industry

Baytown economy: mainly dependent on industry for its income
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