Nicholstone home is the oldest house in Dickinson
Built in the 1850's, the Nicholstone home is the oldest house in Dickinson.
Ebenezer Nichols, a very successful Galveston businessman built it as a summer home. Legend has it that Nichols consulted with Native Americans to determine the highest point on the Dickinson Bayou so as not to flood.
The home is located at California and Park Avenue, hidden by trees from the street, but sometimes in winter, the cupula is visible from the bayou. The house did not flood during Harvey’s historic 50 inches of rain.
The City of Hitchcock is located on Hwy 6 in Galveston County 10 north of Galveston and 30 miles south of Houston.
Hitchcock is a city in Galveston County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,386 at the 2000 census. Hitchcock was created as a station of the railroad between Galveston and Houston in 1873 and around the turn of the 20th century became a vegetable shipping center. The settlement's economy crashed in the 1930s after insect plagues in the surrounding areas, and the area stayed impoverished until the establishment of both an anti-aircraft training base and the Hitchcock Naval Air Station at the beginning of World War II.