Ask 2: How did the Addicks Reservoir get its name?

Water is released from the Addicks Reservoir in Houston on July 21, 2018. (KPRC)

At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.

Question: How did the Addicks Reservoir get its name?

Answer: According to Texas Escapes, The Addicks Reservoir got its name from the area which was formerly called Addicks, Texas before it was absorbed into the general population of Houston.

The name Addicks came from the town’s first postmaster, Henry Addicks.

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