La Marque (lə märk) [key], city (1990 pop. 14,120), Galveston co., SE Tex., in an agricultural and oil area; settled c.1860, inc. 1953. A residential suburb of Texas City, La Marque was originally a farm settlement and later became a railroad shipping point between Houston and Galveston. It also has oil refining, machining, and the manufacture of machinery, electronic equipment and cable wire.
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