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Missouri City is in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houstonâ€“The Woodlandsâ€“Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city is mostly in Fort Bend County, with a small portion in Harris County. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 74,259, up from 67,358 in 2010. The population was estimated at 75,457 in 2019.
The area in which Missouri City is now located holds a significant part in the history of Texas that dates back to its early days as part of the United States. In August 1853, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railway (BBB&C) began operating its first 20 miles (32 km) of the rail line that stretched from Harrisburg (now Houston) to Stafford’s Point (now Stafford).
It was the first railroad to begin operating in Texas and the first standard gauge railroad west of the Mississippi River. The railway continued its extension westward until, in 1883, it linked with its eastward counterpart, completing the Sunset Route from Los Angeles to New Orleans.
Today, the route of the BBB&C (now owned by the Union Pacific Railroad) is still an essential and heavily operated railroad line.