Location of Algoa, Texas
|Elevation||33 ft (10 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||281, 409|
|GNIS feature ID||1329358|
The town was founded in 1880 on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway and originally named Hughes. In 1893 telephone service was installed in the area, and in 1897 a post office was opened under the name Algoa.
Primarily an agricultural community, early crops consisted of mainly pears, satsumas, strawberries, and figs that were then sold in nearby Galveston. Later, in the early 1900s, many farmers switched over to rice and dairy farming, as they were more profitable and stable commodities.
Algoa students are zoned to schools in the Santa Fe Independent School District.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Algoa, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1329358 GNIS Detail - Algoa, TX
- "Algoa, Texas". Galveston County Historical Museum Website. Retrieved 2010-09-02.
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