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Deer Park was named for a park of privately owned deer in the area. The subdivision was the site of a Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway. In 1896 the community had a population of forty.
Deer Park is bounded by the cities of Pasadena and La Porte to the east, south, and west, and by the Houston Ship Channel—the dredged out Buffalo Bayou—to the north. It is near the site of the San Jacinto Battlefield, where, on April 21, 1836, Texas won its independence from Mexico. Because the initial surrender treaty after the Battle of San Jacinto was signed in Dr. George Moffitt Patrick’s cabin, Deer Park bills itself as the “Birthplace of Texas.” The original cabin was located on Buffalo Bayou where Rohm and Haas Texas Incorporated has a chemical plant in Deer Park today. A replica of Dr. Patrick’s cabin in front of the Theatre/Courts Building on Center Street.
In 1928 Shell Oil Company began breaking ground on a new refinery. In 1946 the area began to flourish as it became the site of many refineries bringing upon jobs. Today, Deer Park has approximately 30,000 residents and is a growing community.
Neighborhoods in Deer Park
Asbury Gardens has easy access to Blwy. 8 and Highway 225. Ashbury Gardens is with in close distance to schools, churches and shopping. Home prices range from $130-$170 so the price of living in this community is affordable.
The schools zoned for Asbury Gardens are San Jacinto Elementary, Deer Park Jr. High and Deer Park High School. San Jacinto Elementary in the future will be building a new school.