PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Pearland, which is pronounced "pair land," has an interesting origin.
Obviously, the name of Pearland is rooted in the pear fruit.
But the town was actually known under a different name.
You can watch the video above to see the fruitful origin of the town.
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Fruitful beginning: How Pearland got its name