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Truth in Packaging: Enjoy These Texas Towns Famous for Their Namesakes

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Texas has some interesting towns to add to your traveling bucket list. If your looking to visit some sweet Texas cities that will have you craving for the fruits behind there names then look no further.

Looking for something to eat? These fun towns may just inspire you to buy some pears, oranges, or stop somewhere for a nice warm bowl of oatmeal. Whatever the craving, there’s a town right up your alley. Your sweet tooth will enjoy touring the five towns below as you take in the fruits of their labor.

1. Sugarland, Texas

Sugar Land

Photo: facebook.com/SugarLandTXgov

Located in Fort Bend County, just 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, is the “Sweetest City in Texas,” shares the Visit Sugar Land Facebook page.

“Sugar Land was the first community in the entire country to be named a Community of Respect (2007),” shares its website. Home to the sweetest ingredient we all use in our recipes “Imperial Sugar.” “Imperial Sugar began in 1843 as a single sugar cane plantation in what was to become Sugar Land, Texas,” shares its Facebook page.

With something for everyone, this sugar capital of the world is sure to entice you with not only its sweet offerings but its exciting venues, shopping, dining, and museums. Home to two professional minor league sports teams – the Sugar Land Skeeters, and the Sugar Land Imperials you’re sure to become a new fan.

2. Pearland, Texas

Pearland, Texas

Photo: facebook.com/visitpearland

Pearland, Texas located in Brazoria County, and in near proximity to Houston, Texas. This quaint little town has all the comforts of home waiting to welcome you with open arms.
“The fastest growing suburb in the Greater Houston area, and the 10th fastest growing in the state of Texas,” shares its Facebook page. Much of Pearland’s growth can be attributed to the railroad. “The railroad brought new settlers from all over the country to town, and it was the way the settlers shipped their harvest to the northern markets,” shares its website.
The perfect place to pick your weekend getaway to bask in the rich history, and fine dining and events offered. Don’t forget to visit their “Pear-Scape Trail,” beautiful 4’ size fiberglass “pears” painted by local artist and located throughout the City.

3. Orange, Texas

Orange , Texas
Photo: facebook.com/OrangeTexasGov

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