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Houston History Mayors Office

History of Houston, TX

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Houston History Mayors Office

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901 Bagby St
Houston Texas 77002
United States

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(713) 837-0311

Houston, Texas has a rich and diverse history dating back to the early 19th century. Augustus Chapman Allen (real estate entrepreneur) and John Kirby Allen (anonymous as General Sam Houston), founded the city in 1836.

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Houston ( ; HEW-stən) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and in the Southern United States. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat and largest city of Harris County; as well as the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, the fifth-most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second-most populous in Texas after Dallas–Fort Worth. With a population of 2,314,157 in 2023, Houston is the fourth-most populous city in the United States after New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and the seventh-most populous city in North America. Houston is the southeast anchor of the greater megaregion known as the Texas Triangle. Comprising a land area of 640.4 square miles (1,659 km2), Houston is the ninth-most expansive city in the United States (including consolidated city-counties).

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