Addicks, Houston

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Addicks is an area of Houston that was formerly its own community.

Addicks, a railroad stop for the Bear Creek community, was named after its original postmaster, Henry Addicks, in 1884. The original town site was located just south of the intersection of Patterson Road and Highway 6. The Addicks Bear Creek Cemetery contains the graves of many of the original German settlers. The town and surrounding community were destroyed by the Hurricane of 1900 but were quickly rebuilt. By 1947 the community was forced to move several miles south near the current intersection of I-10 and Highway 6 since the old location became the site for the Addicks Reservoir. Many of the old buildings can still be found. The Addicks Bear Creek Methodist Church, founded in 1879, is a historical building and can be found on the east side of Highway 6 near Addicks Dam. The church is now known as Addicks United Methodist Church [1]. Other old buildings located near the southeast corner of I-10 and Highway 6, make up a trendy area of shops, antique stores, and restaurants.

The City of Houston annexed the Addicks-Barker Reservoir area in 1972.[1]

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Education

Addicks is served by the Katy Independent School District. The following schools serve Addicks:

Addicks was, at one time, served by the Addicks Independent School District. Portions of Addicks ISD later consolidated into Katy ISD in 1961 [2]. The rest of Addicks ISD was absorbed by other school districts.

Roads

The names of many of the oldest roads in the area indicate the two towns they connect. For example, Addicks-Satsuma Road once linked the small town of Addicks with the small town of Satsuma, Texas once located near the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 290. Remnants of this road are still in use today as a part of Highway 6 north of Interstate 10. Similarly, Addicks-Howell Road connected Addicks to the small town of Howellville once located near the intersection of Highway 6 and Westheimer Road. While most of the original Addicks-Howell Road was paved over during the re-routing of present day Highway 6, the northern most stretch still exists just south of its intersection with Interstate 10. Other roads that follow this convention include Addicks-Fairbanks Road (present day Eldridge Parkway north of Interstate 10) and Addicks-Clodine Road (most of which was abandoned after building of the Barker Reservoir).

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Notes

  1. ^ Lee, Renée C. "Annexed Kingwood split on effects." Houston Chronicle. Sunday October 8, 2006. A21. Retrieved on July 6, 2011. Print version exclusively has the information cited; the information is not included in the online edition.

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Coordinates: 29°46′56″N 95°38′32″W / 29.78222°N 95.64222°W / 29.78222; -95.64222