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Brief History of Houston Texas
The city of Houston is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. and the largest city in the state of Texas with a population of approximately 2.3M in 2018. Located in the seat of Harris County, Houston is the economic center of the Houston-Sugar Land – Baytown metropolitan area. Houston was founded on August 30, 1836, by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. It was incorporated on June 5, 1837 and named after the former President of the Republic of Texas – General Sam Houston. Moreover, the rapid growth of the port and railroad industry combined with oil discovery in 1901 catalyzed the continual surge in the city’s population. By the mid-twentieth century, the city of Houston had become the home of the Texas Medical Center. It’s also a home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center.