Deer Park, Texas
Founded in 1892 by Simon West, Deer Park was named for a private park for deer in the area. A railroad station was established in 1892, and the post office was established in 1893. Deer Park has grown from a population of 100 in 1940, largely by the establishment of industry along the Houston Ship Channel. The population grew from 736 in 1950 to 12,773 in 1970.
Battleground at Deer Park Golf Course offers a challenging 18-hole championship course, driving range, and three practice holes. Each hole along the course is named for some portion of Texas history, drawing on Deer Park's title as "The Birthplace of Texas." A unique, historic bridge purchased from the Texas Department of Transportation links the clubhouse with the course.