Glen Flora lies near the east bank of the Colorado River, just upstream from its confluence with Caney Creek. The town was platted in 1900 in connection with the construction of the Cane Belt Railroad, which was built to provide transportation to the sugar cane and rice-growing areas along the Colorado River. Glen Flora's fifteen-block townsite features streets named for local trees and two of the Eagle Lake businessmen and planters who built the railroad, William Donovant and W. T. Eldridge (who would figure prominently in the history of Sugar Land; AS38). Eldridge shot and killed Donovant, in self-defense as Eldridge successfully claimed, in 1902.
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