By 1920, membership at League City Methodist church had reached an all-time high of 260, with a budget of $2,475. The town population was about 900 and the fertile land continued to attract farmers and ranchers to the area. Pictured is The cattle at Butler Ranch Headquarters, located along what is now Main Street.
Ice cream socials were a popular fundraiser during the 1920’s and would be held in summer evenings on the church lawn. League City lacked street lights, but it was pleasant sitting in the dark talking with neighbors. On one occasion, June bugs were buzzing around the tables when someone mentioned that the crunchy pecans in the ice cream were especially delicious. Then someone pointed that there were no pecans in the ice cream, and there was an outcry when people discovered what the "pecans" were.
During World War I, farmers increasingly grew hay, which was shipped to Europe to feed the armed forces’ horses and mules. Oil was discovered in Galveston County in 1915, and immediately after the war, Humble Oil’s Tank Farm was constructed in Webster, just north of Clear Creek from League City. Through the 1920s, road improvements continued in the county, and by 1922, electricity had arrived in League City. This brought an increase in population for the area, as well as League City Methodist Church.