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City was originally known as Highlands, probably for its location near Highland Creek, and it was renamed in the 1890s when residents learned of another mainland community of the same name.
Madam St. Ambrose, postmistress, chose the new name, which in French means "the mark." During the Civil War, the town was known as Buttermilk Station after the soldiers' practice of purchasing buttermilk there on the trip between Galveston and Houston. In 1867, the town had six families, and its residents raised cattle or rice.
By 1914, the community had been reached by four railroads: the International and Great Northern; the Galveston, Houston and Henderson; the Missouri, Kansas and Texas; and the Interurban. At that time, La Marque had both a railroad station and general store located in a private home.
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