Clute City, Texas, is located off of Clute Lake and the Missouri Pacific Railroad, nestled between State Highway 332, and 227. Lake Jackson is just a few miles away and the town is just 10 miles to the south of Angleton, a bustling community. The proximity of Clute City to Houston is a big draw for many apartment seekers looking for a nice community with easy access to a larger city.
Clute City, or just plain Clute, as the locals call it, was founded in the 1870's. The community was founded near one of the first plantations in the entire country and gets its name from George and John Clute, who started the community after the Civil War. The town got off to a slow start and ownership of the property was transferred several times between the members of the Clute family.
The population of Clute in 1933 was a whopping 10 but this changed after World War II and after the discovery of oil in the region. The population jumped up to 3,200 in 1954 and has continued a steady growth since then. Currently, there are approximately 9,000 residents in Clute City.
The actual name of the town changed many times during its history. In 1952, the town was incorporated under the name of Clute City, but in 1955, it was changed back to Clute. In 1980, the name was changed one more time to Clute City and this time the name stuck. The form of governing the town was changed often as well. In 1952, residents opted for a commission type of government, but changed it to an aldermanic form of government in 1955.
There are several churches in Clute City, a railroad station and two schools. As of the mid-1980's there were over 270 businesses serving the needs of local residents. This number has decreased somewhat since then, but the town seems to be springing back.
Clute City features a number of events for families and single people. The annual Mosquito Festival is a big draw and features a lot of different attractions that are sure to delight the young and old. The annual Night Out Festival is extremely popular and features many participants.
In the fall, The Harvest Fun Fest is a big draw and offers a chance to celebrate the closing of the growing season and the start of another mild winter. The region, while quite warm in the summer, is extremely mild in winter, making it a choice for many Midwesterners, sick of cold winters.
During December, you'll be able to take part in the Christmas in the Park Festival which features tree lightings, and many other events for the season. Its location near Brazoria and Angleton means that you'll still be able to take part in local events in these nearby towns as well. Clute City is a great community that offers a wonderful atmosphere, just minutes outside of Houston.
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