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WALLER COUNTY, TEXAS

30 0' 36" N, 95 58' 48" W (30.01, -95.98)
Population: 50,115 Est. (2016) 43,205 (2010)
Total area: 518 square miles (1,340 km2)
513 square miles (1,330 km2) land
4.4 square miles (11 km2) (0.8%) water

Waller County Topics

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  •  TX Waller County location
    Contiguous Counties:
    Grimes County (N) Montgomery County (NE) Harris County (E) Fort Bend County (S) Austin County (W) Washington County (NW)

    Waller County History

    Historical Marke (on Hwy 6, 1 mile N of Hempstead):

    WALLER COUNTY
    Created from Austin and Grimes counties, April 28, and organized Aug. 16, 1873.
    Named for Edwin Waller (1800-1861), a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; Postmaster General, Texas Republic; First mayor of Austin.
    Site of rich 1831-1874 Groce plantations, later home of sculptress Elisabet Ney. Hempstead, founded 1857 during building of Houston & Texas Railroad, an important transportation center, is the county seat. Since 1876, county has been site of Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College. Economy is based on industry, diversified agriculture and oil production.



    1936 Texas Centennial Marker (on US Hwy 290/SH 20, 1 mile N of Hempstead):

    WALLER COUNTY
    Created April 28, 1873,
    Organized August 16, 1873.
    Named in honor of Edwin Waller, 1800-1881, member of the consultation in 1835, signer of the Texas declaration of independence, first mayor of the city of Austin, member of the secession convention of 1861.
    Hempstead, the county seat.

    Waller County Courthouse
    TX - Waller County Courthouse
    Waller County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Waller County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Hempstead
    Book Hotel Here - Hempstead Hotels
  • Brookshire
  • Fields Store
  • Hempstead County seat
  • Katy
  • Kellner
  • Monaville
  • Pine Island
  • Prairie View
  • Waller

  • Waller County Vintage Maps
    TX Waller County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Waller County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Waller County Texas 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing WallerCounty
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Waller County Texas 1940s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Waller County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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