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El Campo Texas

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  • Originally named Prarie Switch
  • Population 10,500
  • Elevation 110'
  • June 19, 1905 Chartered as El CsmpoEl Campo Sign
  • Located in Coastal Plains of Texas.  Plains were used to graze cattle due to ample native grasses.
  • Used as open grazing rages by Spanish Explorers, then Mexican Cattlemen, then settlers brought in by colonist Stephen F. Austin.

  • German, Irish and Swedish immigrants moved into the area after Texas won its independence from Mexico. At this time cattle remained the principal income of the people.
  • 1882 A railroad camp was located where El Campo now stands. This little town was first called "Prairie Switch" because it served at the switching point for the Houston-Victoria Railroad and a shippiong point on the New York, Texas and Mexican Railroad.
  • 1880's El Campo was the largest pririe hay shipping point in the entire United States.
  • Late 1880's A continuation of a railroad by Count Telferner from Houston to Victoria allowed for easier shipping of cattle. 
  • Cotton, rice and corn became crops of choice due to rich blackland and mixed soils.
  • Between 1890&1898 seven congregations organized churches. (Swedish, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic and German Lutheran).
  • 1896 Destructive fire.
  • 1901 library formed
  • 1902 first bank added
  • 1905 city incorporated officially.

El Campo Museum of Natural History
Located in the El Campo Civic Center
at the intersection of Hwy. 71 and FM 2765
Hours Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. -Noon and 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
http://www.elcampomuseum.com


February- First Sunday in February KC2490 Polka Fest.
November-Sunday before Thanksgiving, Polka Expo.
December-First Thursday in December Lighted Christmas Parade.
December-First Weekend in December at Civic Center Christmas Mall. 
December-Second Friday and Saturday First Christian Church "Streets of Bethlehem"

El Campo Churches

Non Denominational/ Other Denominations

Agape Reign Ministries
1010 SOUTH ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-3812
(979) 543-8817
Map
El Campo Faith Center
403 E HILLJE ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-4503
(979) 543-2884 or (979) 543-5922
Map
First Christian Church
205 W WEST ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-3343
(979)  543-4790
Map
New Life Ministries
609 PALACIOS ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-5327
Map

Temple Bethlehem Cladic
202 W HILLJE ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-4322
(979) 543-5297
Map


Apostolic

Bible Truth Church
(Corner of S. Wharton & E. First Street)
PO Box 428
El Campo, TX 77437
 (979) 543-2331    Fax: (979) 543-8232
Map





Assemblies of God

Latin American Assembly of God
211 E STRAND ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-3013
Map
New Life Assembly
707 EARL ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-2715


Baptist

Bethel Baptist Mission
502 BURDETTE ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-5418
(979) 543-4449
Map
First Baptist Church
210 DEPOT ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-4314
(979) 543-2793
Map
Memorial Baptist Church
809 N WHARTON ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-3549
(979) 543-4280
Map
Mount Olive Baptist Church
325 OLIVE ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-5363
(979) 543-4557
Map
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
1010 GRACE ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-5434
(979) 543-8563
Map
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
810 PALACIOS ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-5332
(979) 543-3588 or (979) 543-2023
Map
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
409 W 2ND ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-4907
(979) 543-5858
Map


Catholic

Saint Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
306 W CHURCH ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-3317
(979) 543-3770
Map
Saint Roberts Catholic Church
512 TEGNER ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-5528
(979) 543-4298
Map




Church of Christ

Church of Christ
311 E CALHOUN ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-4528
(979) 543-4279
Map





Church of God

First Church of God
2104 N MECHANIC ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-2310
(979) 543-2433
Map






Church of God of Prophecy

Church of God of Prophecy
308 S WHARTON ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-5238
Map




Jehovah's Witnesses

Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses
110 W 4TH ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-5017
(979) 543-7335
Map




Lutheran

Christ Lutheran Church
1401 AVENUE I
EL CAMPO TX  77437-2834
(979) 543-5450
Map
Faith Lutheran Church
2103 N MECHANIC ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437
(979) 543-1842
Map
First Lutheran Church
304 OSCAR ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-5033
(979)  543-5847
Map


Mennonite

El Campo Mennonite Church
2605 West Loop
El Campo TX 77437
(979) 543-8436  or (979) 543-8648




Methodist

Allen Chapel AME Methodist Church
219 PALACIOS ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-4839
Map
First United Methodist Church
1001 AVENUE I
EL CAMPO TX  77437-3239
(979) 643-6426
Map
Saint Paul United Methodist Church
211 E 3RD ST

EL CAMPO TX   77437-5113
(979) 543-4520
Map
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church
202 OLIVE ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-4834
(979) 543-7594
Map


Pentecostal

El Bethel Pentecostal Church
404 BRUNS ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-5130
(979) 543-7057
Map






Presbyterian

First  Presbyterian Church
312 DEPOT ST
EL CAMPO TX  77437-4316
(979) 543-3658
Map






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