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Galveston County, Texas

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

Galveston County Neighborhoods

Willis-Moody Mansion

Photo: Willis-Moody Mansion, circa 1893-1895, located at 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Photographed by User:Jim Evans (own work), 2012, [cc-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed September, 2021.


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.