Amsterdam

Amsterdam is on Chocolate Bayou ten miles east of Angleton in east central Brazoria County. A post office operated there from 1897 until 1905, when mail was routed through Liverpool. The town shipped cotton to Galveston from area plantations and depended on water traffic in the 1890s. At its height around 1900, Amsterdam had a hotel and school. However, the Galveston hurricane of 1900 did considerable damage, and afterward the town failed to grow. State highway maps of 1936 showed only scattered dwellings at the townsite. By the 1970s construction of a nearby chemical plant had increased the number of local residences, and 1988 state highway maps showed several buildings. In 2000 the population was 193 and in 2014 it remained unchanged.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Amsterdam is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.25087500
    Longitude
    -95.23760500

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Amsterdam by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
193 2014 Local Officials