Pasadena, Texas is located south of Houston and is a part of Harris County. Pasadena is the county's second largest city and 15th largest in the state. The city was established in 1893 and its founding father, John H. Burnett, named the city because its vegetation was similar to that of Pasadena, California. The population of Pasadena is over 153,000 residents and the fire department of Pasadena is the largest volunteer fire department in America.
The economy of Pasadena is closely interlinked to the Houston Ship Channel which is located in close proximity and the Bayport Industrial District. Pasadena is also host to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center along the border of Clear Lake.
The city is close in proximity to the final battle of the Texas Revolution location. The battle occurred in 1836 with the war coming to an end by the capture of the Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at Vince's Bayou. Because the capture led to the ending of the war Pasadena is now referred to as the "Birthplace of Texas."
In the city of Pasadena a nature preserve along the shore of Galveston Bay called Armand Bayou Nature Center is the only original eco-system remaining in the region. There is a diverse amount of plants that are spread across the 2,500 acre preserve that is home to hundreds of different species of animals that habitat the streams, lakes, ponds, marshes and wooded areas of the nature preserve.
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