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Galveston County Texas

Willis-Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX

Photo: Willis-Moody Mansion, ca. 1893-1895, 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Photographed by User:I am Jim (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2012.

The Galveston County Courthouse is located at 722 21st Street, Galveston, TX 77550; phone: 409-762-8621.

The county was established in 1838 when Texas was still a Republic. A hurricane in 1900 wreaked havoc across the county, killing perhaps 6,000 on Galveston Island alone. Texas City boomed beginning in 1901 as oil pipelines and refineries were built.

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