(0.2 miles west)Settlement of this area began as a result of railroad development through north Brazoria County in 1882. First known as Mark Belt, the townsite was platted in 1894 and named Pearland because of the abundance of pear orchards in the vicinity. An advertising campaign featuring favorable farm conditions brought many settlers to the area in the 1890s. Although some were discouraged by storm and freeze damage to their homes and crops in the early years, many remained and established permanent homes.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:11pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 278516 N 3274121|
|Decimal Degrees||29.57721667, -95.28646667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 34.633', W 95° 17.188'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 34' 37.98" N, 95° 17' 11.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||281, 832, 713|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1616-1698 N Main St, Pearland TX 77581, US|
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