Galveston is a coastal city located on Galveston and Pelican Islands. With a population of 47,762, it covers 208.3 square miles. Galveston is located within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population of Galveston is 47,743.
Galveston is home to six historic districts, sporting more than 60 buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Port of Galveston, also known as Galveston Wharves, not only handles all types of cargo, it also serves as a terminal for passenger cruise ships operating in the Caribbean. The city is also a hub for tourism, playing host to a yearly Mardi Gras festival, Galveston Island Jazz & Blues Festival, and a Christmas festival called Dickens on the Strand. Galveston is affectionately known as “G-town.”
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) calls Galveston home, as well as Galveston College and Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Galveston County Courthouse is located at 722 21st Street.