Independence Trail Region

Three hundred years before settlers moved to Alvin, the Karankawa Indians roamed the Gulf Coast area and the Spaniards explored it. Through the centuries, Alvin, originally named Morgan, is known as the Home of Nolan Ryan, the Gulf Coast Speedway, part of the Texas Great Birding Trail, the Alvin Opry and the Bayou Wildlife Park just to name a few great sites and attractions!