A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 29, 2012
Houstonite (inhabitant of Houston)

"Houstonite” is the name of an inhabitant of Houston, Texas. The name “Houstonite” has been cited in print since at least 1841.

An inhabitant of Houston has more popularly been called a “Houstonian,” also cited in print since 1841. The Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary lists both “Houstonian” and “Houstonite.”


Wikipedia: Demonym
Houston → Houstonian

Wikipedia: Houston
Houston ( /ˈhjuːstən/) is the largest city in the state of Texas, and the fourth-largest city in the United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of 600 square miles (1,600 km2). Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown, which is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. of nearly 6 million people.

Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. It was incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837, and named after then-President of the Republic of Texas—former General Sam Houston—who had commanded at the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city’s population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.

Rated as a global city, Houston’s economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. It is also leading in health care sectors and building oilfield equipment; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.
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Demonym Houstonian

Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Hous·ton geographical name \ˈhyüs-tən, ˈyüs-\
Definition of HOUSTON
city & port SE Texas connected with Galveston Bay by Houston Ship Channel (50 miles or 80 kilometers long) pop 1,953,631
Hous·to·nian \hyü-ˈstō-nē-ən, yü-, -nyən\ noun
Hous·ton·ite \ˈhyüs-tə-ˌnīt, ˈyüs-\ noun

The Portal to Texas History
4 August 1841, Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston, TX), pg. 2, col. 4:
Extract of a letter from Galveston, dated July 31, 1841.
The Houstonites begin to tremble here.

The Portal to Texas History
9 April 1853, Texas State Gazette (Austin, TX), pg. 262, col. 2:
Houstonites and Anti-Houstonites were of one accord.

The Portal to Texas History
28 August 1858, State Gazette (Austin, TX), pg. 2, col. 1:
It was repeated by Sam Houston and his strikers—and now it is reiterated by the “anti-judicial nomination” party, composed of K. N. Houstonites, and Democrats who have appealed to them, to reverse at the polls, the action of the Democratic party in making nominations for judicial offices.

FeableWeiner BBS
Houstoners...Houstonites...Houstonians?
Post by no name on Jun 26, 2004, 10:52pm
....yeah....well I’m from Houston.

Chowhound—Houston
Any old Houstonites remember a Galleria ice cream parlor?
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By aggiecat on Dec 22, 2010 09:19 AM

Yahoo! News
The Woodlands Is an Ideal Staycation for Houstonites
One of America’s Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit

By Tracy Vanderford | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Mon, Jun 27, 2011.
If you are looking to shake up your weekends around Houston, consider driving 30 minutes north the city. The master planned community of The Woodlands was named by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of America’s “Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, February 29, 2012 • Permalink