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Glen Flora, Texas

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Glen Flora is an unincorporated community in Wharton County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 210 in 2000. It is located within the Greater Houston metropolitan area. History John C. Clark and Robert Kuykendall of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred were some of the first settlers in Glen Flora. C. H. Waterhouse relocated to Wharton County around 1890 and bought substantial parcels of land on the Colorado River's west bank. To tenant-farm his land, he invited German families from his native Pennsylvania. A cotton gin and a sizable sugar mill were built by him across the river from his house. The pumping facility was touted as being the biggest in Texas. The Waterhouse Rice and Sugar Company underwent multiple name changes as well as ownership changes. When partners were added, it was first known as Waterhouse; after that, it changed its name to Pittsburg-Glen Flora Sugar Company; after being sold, it was
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