Economic Development Goal
The primary goal of the La Marque Economic Development Corporation is to assist in the development of a strong, diversified economy for the City of La Marque. This can be accomplished with a multifaceted approach that consists of efforts that help to promote business retention, business expansion, and business recruitment.
The City of La Marque is a located in the south central portion of Galveston County and is bounded on the north and east by Texas City, south by Bayou Vista and Hitchcock, and west by unincorporated Galveston County. La Marque's ideal location puts in within comfortable driving distance to Houston and Galveston.
History of La Marque
La Marque’s history extends back to the days of the Republic of Texas. Located along the banks of Highland Bayou, the largely rural town was settled and named Highlands. During the Civil War, soldiers stopped on their route between Galveston and Houston to purchase buttermilk, earning Highlands the nickname “Buttermilk Station.”
During the 1890’s it was learned that another community existed with the same name. Postmistress Madam St. Ambrose renamed the town La Marque, a French term for “the mark.”