Beach City, TX


By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: May 19, 2005


Beach City is located on Farm Road 2354 and Trinity Bay about eight miles southeast of Baytown in western Chambers County. During the early to mid-1900s the area had bayside homes and camps. In 1963 the Tri-City Beach Civic Association formed in order to organize the development of a breakwater on Trinity Bay to prevent beach erosion. Facing possible annexation by nearby Baytown, the association redirected its focus to pursue the possibility of incorporating the area. On April 5, 1966, residents overwhelmingly voted to incorporate, and Beach City was born. The new town encompassed an eight-mile-long and quarter-mile-wide strip along Trinity Bay. Two years later Beach City annexed an additional 2,000 acres. In 1970 the community had 116 residents. That figure greatly increased by 1980 to 977 residents, but leveled off in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 2000 the population had increased to 1,645. Beach City has a mayor and aldermen. Two family cemeteries of some of the early pioneers who lived in the area, the Fishers and Barrows, are located within the city limits.

Margaret S. Henson and Kevin Ladd, Chambers County: A Pictorial History (Norfolk, Virginia: Donning, 1988).
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Laurie E. Jasinski, “Beach City, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/beach-city-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 19, 2005

Place
Beach City
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2409802
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Chambers County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.73909150°
  • Longitude: -94.84651800°
Population Counts
People Year
852 1990
1,645 2000
2,198 2010
2,736 2019