Place:Alvin, Brazoria, Texas, United States

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NameAlvin
TypeCity
Coordinates29.394°N 95.272°W
Located inBrazoria, Texas, United States
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Alvin is a city in the U.S. state of Texas within the metropolitan area and Brazoria County. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 24,236. Alvin's claim to fame is Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, who moved with his family to the city in 1947 as an infant and lived there until he moved to Round Rock in 2003. The Nolan Ryan Museum is in the Nolan Ryan Foundation and Exhibit Center on the campus of Alvin Community College. The museum covers the entire life and sports career of Nolan Ryan, and includes a machine that lets the visitor feel what it is like to catch one of Nolan Ryan's pitches.

History

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The Alvin area was settled in the mid-19th century when bull ranches were established in the area. The Santa Fe Railroad eventually expanded into the area and a settlement was established along the railroad. Alvin was originally named Morgan by the town's residents in honor of the settlement's original resident, Santa Fe employee Alvin Morgan; upon discovery the name Morgan had been taken, the town named itself after Morgan's first name. The town was officially incorporated in 1893, making it the oldest incorporated settlement in Brazoria County. Alvin Morgan received a Land Grant from the State of Texas Prior to 1891 and it was Clear Title in his Name in Brazoria County Texas. Source Brazoria County Abstract Company it was on top of some of the Books Used as a Book Cover.

On July 25, 1979 Tropical Storm Claudette stalled over Alvin and inundated the region with 45 inches (114 cm) in 42 hours. That total included 43 inches (109 cm) in 24 hours, the maximum 24-hour rainfall in American history.

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