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Addicks is an area of Houston that was formerly its own community.

Addicks, a railroad stop for the Bear Creek community, was named after its original postmaster, Henry Addicks, in 1884. The original town site was located just south of the intersection of Patterson Road and Highway 6. The Addicks Bear Creek Cemetery contains the graves of many of the original German settlers. The town and surrounding community were destroyed by the Hurricane of 1900 but were quickly rebuilt. By 1947 the community was forced to move several miles south near the current intersection of I-10 and Highway 6 since the old location became the site for the Addicks Reservoir. Many of the old buildings can still be found. The Addicks Bear Creek Methodist Church, founded in 1879, is a historical building and can be found on the east side of Highway 6 near Addicks Dam. The church is now known as Addicks United Methodist Church [1]. Other old buildings located near the southeast corner of I-10 and Highway 6, make up a trendy area of shops, antique stores, and restaurants.

The new location was later annexed by the city of Houston.

Addicks-Satsuma Road once linked the small town of Addicks with the small town of Satsuma, Texas once located near the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 290. Remnants of this road are still in use today.

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Addicks is served by the Katy Independent School District. The following schools serve Addicks:

  • Wolfe Elementary School (for all elementary aged pupils in Addicks) (Houston) (formerly Addicks Elementary School)
  • Mayde Creek Junior High School (for pupils living north of Interstate 10) (Unincorporated Harris County)
  • Memorial Parkway Junior High School (for pupils living south of Interstate 10) (Unincorporated Harris County)
  • Mayde Creek High School (for pupils living north of Interstate 10) (Unincorporated Harris County)
  • James E. Taylor High School (for pupils living south of Interstate 10) (Unincorporated Harris County)

Addicks was, at one time, served by the Addicks Independent School District. Portions of Addicks ISD later consolidated into Katy ISD in 1961 [2]. The rest of Addicks ISD was absorbed by other school districts.

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Coordinates: 29°46′56″N 95°38′32″W / 29.78222°N 95.64222°W / 29.78222; -95.64222

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