City of Oyster Creek Texas History:
The area was first settled by Sam Hudgins and other cattlemen and was later developed into cotton and sugar plantations. By the 1880s, a Methodist mission church and a one-room schoolhouse had been established. In approximately 1890, two brothers known only as Horn and Horn formed a promotion company and offered one bonus lot in Velasco for the purchase of five lots in the prairie along Oyster Creek. The company failed when the government accused the brothers of embezzlement through mails. A 1915 flood caused many residents to flee the community. By 1936, all that remained of the town were a church, a factory and numerous dwellings. The town started growing again when it became a part of Brazosport industrial and port area in 1944. In 1956 the town had six businesses and 574 residents. In 1966 it had 700 residents and no businesses. The 2010 census was 1,111. Oyster Creek is located on the southwest border of the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. The City of Oyster Creek is located on Oyster Creek at the intersection of SH 332 and FM 523, 9.2 miles northwest of Quintana, 6.3 miles northwest of Surfside Beach, 12.4 miles northeast of Jones Creek, 4.3 miles northeast of Freeport, 18.7 miles southeast of Brazoria, 15.3 miles southeast of Angleton, 10.6 miles southeast of Richwood, 9.8 miles southeast of Lake Jackson, and 8.7 miles southeast of Clute, Texas.
Historic Phair Cemetery, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“On land granted Stephen F. Austin by Mexico. Site given by E. B. and Mollie Thomas, devout Methodists. Since first grave, 1853, many early Texans have been buried here. Church was built by Wm. Hoskins. Community named for Rev. George Phair, pastor here 1875-1876 and 1882-1885.”The marker is located off FM 523 on a county road north of Oyster Creek.
Brazosport Area of Cities, 50 Miles South of Houston:
Clute, Freeport, Jones Creek, Lake Jackson, Oyster Creek, Quintana, Richwood, and Surfside Beach make up this area of cities. They are located at the mouth of the Brazos and San Bernard Rivers, and together have approximately 44 miles of sandy beaches. Industries include chemical manufacturing, petro-chemical processing, a variety of other manufacturing industries, deep water port activities, sports and commercial fishing, and tourism. These towns are very close together, so whether you are planning to visit or move to one of these towns, it is important to read and research each one of them. Limiting yourself to the activities, and cultural or outdoor offerings of one of these towns, would be similar to isolating yourself in the neighborhood you live in. The major beaches in the area are Bryan, Quintana, and Surfside Beaches. Two other nearby towns are Angleton and Sweeny. (979) 285-2501.
Brazoria County Events Calendar
October 12-18, 2018
Annual Brazoria County Fair, Livestock Show & Rodeo in Angleton, October:
Activities include live entertainment, a carnival, a BBQ cook-off, a livestock show and rodeo, auctions, a parade, pageants, contests, a pet parade, tricycle races, a youth horseshow, commercial exhibits, live music, a science fair and more. (979) 849-6416. This event is held at the Brazoria County Fair Grounds. 901 S. Downing Street, Angleton, Texas.
Varner Creek Winery, Angleton:
The produce elderberry, jalapeno, loquat and other wines, including meads made from honey. They are new and did not have a tasting room in spring 2018. They do wine tastings by appointment. (979) 236-0659. 1014 North Velasco, Angleton, Texas.
The three reviews for their Mexican food were 4 and 5 stars. Two of the reviews were from 2017. (979) 233-8226. 2522 FM 523, Oyster Creek. Reviews