Alta Loma

Alta Loma (HMZFC)

Location: Santa Fe, TX 77510 Galveston County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 22.249', W 95° 4.92'

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Traveling west from the Gulf of Mexico the land rises gradually and becomes Alta Loma (Spanish for high land) in this area of Galveston County. In 1893 the Alta Loma Investment and Improvement Company platted a townsite here along a Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad line built in the late 1870s.

The company developed water, electric, and telephone utility systems and helped establish churches, a depot, hotel, lumber company, general store, school, and a post office. Many of Alta Loma's new residents engaged in the farm production of pears, plums, figs, strawberries, grapes, and other fruits and vegetables.

The school, depot, and businesses throughout Alta Loma were damaged in the 1900 storm. The town rebuilt and witnessed a period of rapid growth fueled by truck farming and a burgeoning dairy industry. Alta Loma and the nearby towns of Algoa and Arcadia formed the Santa Fe Consolidated School District in 1928.

In the 1930s many Alta Lomans left farming for jobs in Texas City's burgeoning petroleum industry. the town continued to grow and in 1966 the Alta Loma Business Association was formed. Alta Loma and its neighboring community, Arcadia, officially merged in 1978 to form the incorporated city of Santa Fe.
Marker Number9919_MARKER_
Year Placed1994
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 297918 N 3250871
Decimal Degrees29.37081667, -95.08200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 22.249', W 95° 4.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 22' 14.94" N, 95° 4' 55.20" W
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Area Code(s)409, 979, 713
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4910 Main St, Santa Fe TX 77510, US
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