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Algoa, Texas
Location of Algoa, Texas
Location of Algoa, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Galveston
Settled 1880
Elevation
33 ft (10 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 125
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77511
Area code(s) 281, 409
GNIS feature ID 1329358

Algoa is an unincorporated community in Galveston County, Texas, United States. The population was 125 according to the 2000 census. The 2010 census did not record the population of Algoa.

History

Marker in Algoa Texas
Algoa townsite marker

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.

Postal services

The Algoa post office closed in 1972. Mail service is handled by the nearby Alvin and Santa Fe post offices. Algoa uses Alvin, Texas zip code, 77511.

  • [1] from the Handbook of Texas Online

Coordinates: 29°24′09″N 95°10′10″W / 29.40250°N 95.16944°W / 29.40250; -95.16944

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