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Location of Algoa, Texas
|Elevation||33 ft (10 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area codes||281, 409|
|GNIS feature ID||1329358|
The town was founded in 1880 on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway and originally named Hughes. In 1893 telephone service was installed in the area, and in 1897 a post office was opened under the name Algoa.
Primarily an agricultural community, early crops consisted of mainly pears, satsumas, strawberries, and figs that were then sold in nearby Galveston. Later, in the early 1900s, many farmers switched over to rice and dairy farming, as they were more profitable and stable commodities.
-  from the Handbook of Texas Online
Algoa students are zoned to schools in the Santa Fe Independent School District.
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