Seven Interesting Facts About Galveston

When you’re staying at the Stella Mare RV Resort, you’ve got a great passport into some of the most beautiful sand and surf that you can imagine. Galveston is the place to be, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

We’ve expounded at length about the great beaches, shops, restaurants, and activities. This time around we thought we’d just talk about seven facts about Galveston that you be unaware of.

Seven Facts About Galveston:

1. Gail Borden, the first inventor of condensed milk found a home here in Galveston as the first customs inspector in 1837.

2. The first bakery in Texas was opened in Galveston in 1838 by an Irish immigrant named Christopher Fox.

3. In 1870, the first Texas opera house was opened on the corner of Tremont and Market Streets, another first in Texas.

4. The oldest medical college in Texas was opened in Galveston in 1891 and the first school for nurses was opened in 1894, previously known as the Texas Medical College, you’ll know it now as the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).

5. Galveston was the first city in Texas to get the cotton press and by 1899, Galveston was the largest cotton port and the fifth most important port in the United States.

6. Galveston was also the first city in Texas to have gas lights, the first to have electric lights, and the first to have a telephone!

7. Before the devastation of the 1900 storm, Galveston was the second richest city in the United States, surpassed only by Newport, Rhode Island.

About Stella Mare RV Resort

The Stella Mare RV Resort, in Galveston, is a resort located just across from Galveston Beach and is a great way to start your Gulf Coast vacation. You can find out more about the amenities and save your spot at