League City is a city in the state of Texas, in Galveston County, within the Greater Houston metropolitan area. At the 2010 U.S. census, League City’s population was 83,560, up from 45,444 at the 2000 census. In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated its population increased to 106,730. League City is located 23 miles southeast of Houston, and the same distance northwest of Galveston.
League City was settled at the former site of a Karankawa Indian village. Three families, the Butlers, the Cowarts, and the Perkinses, are considered to be founding families of the city. The Cowart family settled on a creek now called Cowart’s Creek after them (now often called “Coward’s Creek”). The Perkins family built on a creek notably lined with magnolia trees and named it Magnolia Bayou. The Butler family settled inland.