Business View Magazine | March 2020

299 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MARCH 2020 BAYTOWN, texas A TIME OF SIGNIFICANT GROWTH B aytown, Texas is a city within Harris County, and partially in Chambers County, in the Gulf Coast region of the Lonestar State, and within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The area which became Baytown began to be settled as early as 1822, but its real nature was formed in the early 1900s, when Texas started becoming awash in oil. In 1916, the Humble Oil and Refining Company, founded by one-time Texas governor, Ross S. Sterling and his associates, built the first offshore drilling operation in Texas, and the second in the United States, in the nearby Goose