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Entry from January 02, 2012
Baytowner (inhabitant of Baytown)

“Baytowner” is the name of an inhabitant of Baytown, Texas. The name “Baytowner” has been cited in print since at least 1928.
An inhabitant of Baytown has also been called a “Baytownian” (cited in print since at least 1951). Although “Baytowner” is older, “Baytownian” is currently more popular.
Wikipedia: Baytown, Texas
Baytown is a city within Harris County and partially in Chambers County in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. state of Texas. Located within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, it lies along both State Highway 146 and Interstate 10. As of 2010, Baytown had an population of 71,802. It is the fourth-largest city within the metropolitan area.
1 June 1928, Freeport (TX) Facts, “Baytown In Tie For League Lead” by Manis T. Kendall, pg. 4, col. 4:
The most splendid showing of the Baytowners was joyously received over most of the circuit for in taking three out of four games the Oilers cliimbed back into the running and can be expected to make a thrilling race for the rest of the first half.
22 June 1928, Freeport (TX) Facts, “Tarpons Play Swell Ball to Beat Baytown Twice and Take First 2-Game Series” by Manis T. Kendall, pg. 6, col. 3:
That most gratifying performance was abundantly sufficient to subdue the scrapping Baytowners and do the job convincingly.
21 December 1948, Dallas (TX) Morning News, sec. 1, pg. 1, col. 6:
Say “Their”
Tree Biggest

BAYTOWN, Texas, Dec. 20 (AP).—Baytown now claims the world’s largest “Christmas tree.”
23 January 1952, Baytown (TX) Sun, “With Rod and Gun” by K. L. Fregie, pg. 10, col. 3:
Jack Morris and Nolan Adams are a couple of Baytowners who picked up a string of bass at the Highlands Lake this past week.
28 August 2005, Beaumont (TX) Enterprise, “Vintage racing stays in the family” by Dee Dixon:
He rides a 1978 Yamaha 750 twin donated to him by Baytowner Keith Williams, 37.
Labelscar: The Retail History Blog
San Jacinto Mall; Baytown, Texas
April 25, 2007 | Texas | Posted by Prange Way
Baytown is not large enough to support this development, and articles we’ve found suggest Baytowners (Baytownies? Whatever.) shop at the more successful Houston-area malls like the Houston Galleria and even clear across the metro area 50 miles away at Katy Mills.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Monday, January 02, 2012 • Permalink

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