1867 Settlement Historic District

Independence Trail Region
117 S Bell Dr. Texas City, Texas 77590
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The 1867 Settlement Historic District, the only Reconstruction-era African American community in Galveston County, was established by a group of formerly enslaved African American cowboys. While employed by the nearby Butler Ranch, land was purchased with money earned in part by driving cattle up the Chisholm Trail. Interpretative kiosks are located throughout the district.

Take a short drive to League City and visit the Butler Longhorn Museum, which tells the story of the Butler Ranch and Milby Butler’s efforts to conserve the Texas Longhorn through selective breeding.

[LISTEN to an audio clip about the district]

1867 Settlement Historic District

117 S Bell Dr. Texas City, Texas 77590