2019, commemorates 125th anniversary of Pearland

Est – September 26, 1894

125th Pearland anniversary logo

Pearland 125th anniversary painting

Can you believe it has been 125 years since the original plat for Pear-Land (formerly known as Mark Belt) was submitted by Witold von Zychlinski?

From humble beginnings to becoming one of the fastest growing communities in the county Pearland has always been neighborly and warm – both in attitude and climate.

The last 125 years have seen times of explosive growth, substantial development, and a handful of tragedies along the way, but this community wouldn’t be what it is without that history. We hope you will join us as we celebrate where the last 125 years has brought us, and where the next 125 years will lead.

Birth of a New Town

Today most people think of trains that go through Pearland as little more than a nuisance. But there was a time when the railroad was an essential part of the community, and people anxiously looked forward to the arrival of the train. Since their introduction, railroads have always played a significant role in the development of communities located by their routes. Pearland is no exception. Born with the railroad, much of the town’s life in the early years centered on the Santa Fe Railroad Depot. The depot was the center of business and social activities as trains brought in new people, necessary supplies, and news from the rest of the world….

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Pearland History Timeline

City of Pearland Timeline graciously provided by Memorial Hermann.
To view the timeline in person please visit Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital.

Memorial Hermann Pearland Timeline of History


Help us celebrate the 125th anniversary of Pearland by incorporating something historical to your event.  Click here to tell us about your 2019 Pearland event for inclusion on the event’s calendar.