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Algoa, Texas

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Algoa, Texas

Algoa, Texas
Unincorporated Community

Location of Algoa, Texas

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

Country United States
State Texas
County Galveston
Settled 1880
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 125
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77511
Area code(s) 281, 409
GNIS feature ID 1329358[1]

Algoa is an unincorporated area in Galveston County, Texas, United States. The population was 125 according to the 2000 census.[2][3]


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.[2]

Primarily an agricultural community, early crops consisted of mainly pears, satsumas, strawberries, and figs that were then sold in nearby Galveston.[4] Later, in the early 1900s, many farmers switched over to rice and dairy farming, as they were more profitable and stable commodities.[2]


Algoa students are zoned to schools in the Santa Fe Independent School District.

Postal services

The Algoa post office closed in 1972.[4] Mail service is handled by the nearby Alvin and Santa Fe post offices. Algoa uses Alvin, Texas zip code, 77511.


External links

  • 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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