The history of Missouri City, TX is very interesting. Two real estate agents, R.M. Cash and L.E. Luckle, bought land on the route of BBB&C (Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railway) railroad. Three years later another investor, W.R. McElroy, bought 80 acres of land near the area. All three joined hands and named the place as Missouri City, and thus began the history of Missouri. The first settlers were from Arlington, Texas. A blizzard hit the town and many newcomers moved away. Those who stayed back took to farming and ranching. The first shop that was set was a blacksmith shop. Then a depot and a general store with post office were built.
With the discovery of oil, natural gas, and salt mines the city became a promising place to live in. People found the place convenient as it was located near Houston and the railroad services afforded them to stay in Missouri and work in Houston. As roads and highways were laid down railroad became obsolete. More and more people settled down in this area. To quell the fear of annexation by Houston, on March 13, 1956 the town was incorporated. Affluent African Americans moved here looking for better life among white neighborhood. Today many middle class African Americans live here.
The city mostly comes under Fort Bend County and a small portion is within Harris County. Missouri City, TX is located close to major freeways, rail lines, and port of Houston. It is a suburb of Houston and people can enjoy all the facilities offered at Houston. There are two airport Sugar Land Regional Airport and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. It gets hot and humid in summers, September is the wettest month. Hurricane season begins in June and ends in November. Property owners are constantly advised to protect and insure their buildings. Those in high risk and flooding area are asked to include flood insurance coverage. The local businesses can be found in the Missouri City, TX yellow pages and Missouri City, TX business directory. Missouri City, TX is said to be one of the best and safest place to live in.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan