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Welcome to Arcola ...

The city of Arcola is located in Fort Bend County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Arcola has a population of 2,663 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Arcola.

Arcola is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Arcola had an population of 2,663 people. This is an increase of 62.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 154.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arcola had a population of 1,642 people. This makes Arcola the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,642 people, the population of Arcola increased 56.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,048 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Arcola.

Adding Arcola 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 Arcola 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 Arcola elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Arcola on a Rand McNally Map of Texas (1897).

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

Communities Also Named Arcola ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Arcola - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (5), Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Arcola ...

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

  • Houston [Harris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
    • Houston [Harris County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Arcola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,320,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<6>
  • Pearland [Brazoria County]
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    • Pearland [Brazoria County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Arcola
    • 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<6>
  • Sugar Land [Fort Bend County]
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    • Sugar Land [Fort Bend County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Arcola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 118,488 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Land have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Land
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugar Land<6>
  • Missouri City [Fort Bend County]
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    • Missouri City [Fort Bend County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Arcola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 75,457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missouri City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Missouri City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Missouri City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Friendswood [Galveston County]
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      • Friendswood [Galveston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Arcola
      • 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<6>
    • Alvin [Brazoria County]
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      • Alvin [Brazoria County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Arcola
      • 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<6>
    • Bellaire [Harris County]
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      • Bellaire [Harris County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,971 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellaire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire<6>
    • South Houston [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Houston
      • South Houston [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Houston<6>
    • Stafford [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Fort Bend County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stafford<6>
    • West University Place [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West University Place
      • West University Place [Harris County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,585 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West University Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West University Place
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West University Place<6>

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 Arcola. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arcola.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arcola. 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 Arcola.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arcola ...

Looking for more information about Arcola? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Arcola, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Arcola.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Fort Bend County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fort Bend County: www.co.fort-bend.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 Fort Bend, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arcola.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arcola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arcola) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arcola. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arcola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5027, Longitude: -95.4664       In this case, the coordinates for Arcola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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