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Welcome to Arcadia ...

Arcadia is located in Galveston County<1>.

The location of Arcadia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Arcadia is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Arcadia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Arcadia ...

Junior League:   www.jlgalveston.org/

Adding Arcadia to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Arcadia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Arcadia elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Arcadia on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Arcadia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Arcadia: This one is located in Galveston County and the other is located in Shelby County.

Beyond Texas, there are 43 communities that are also named Arcadia - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arcadia.

Communities near Arcadia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arcadia.

  • Pearland [Brazoria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearland
    • Pearland [Brazoria County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Arcadia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 122,460 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearland<5>
  • League City [Galveston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for League City
    • League City [Galveston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Arcadia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,536 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on League City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for League City<5>
  • Galveston [Galveston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galveston
    • Galveston [Galveston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Arcadia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 50,446 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galveston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galveston<5>
  • Texas City [Galveston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas City
    • Texas City [Galveston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Arcadia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 50,094 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Texas City<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Friendswood [Galveston County]
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      • Friendswood [Galveston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Arcadia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendswood<5>
    • Alvin [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvin
      • Alvin [Brazoria County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Arcadia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alvin<5>
    • Dickinson [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
      • Dickinson [Galveston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Arcadia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<5>
    • La Marque [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Marque
      • La Marque [Galveston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Arcadia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Marque have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Marque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Marque<5>
    • Seabrook [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabrook
      • Seabrook [Harris County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Arcadia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seabrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seabrook<5>
    • Manvel [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manvel
      • Manvel [Brazoria County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Arcadia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manvel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manvel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manvel<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arcadia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arcadia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arcadia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arcadia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arcadia. See our Newspapers Page for Arcadia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arcadia ...

Looking for more information about Arcadia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Arcadia, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Arcadia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Galveston County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arcadia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Galveston County: www.co.galveston.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Galveston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arcadia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arcadia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcadia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.3833, Longitude: -95.1202       In this case, the coordinates for Arcadia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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