TexasEscapes.com HOME Welcome to Texas Escapes
A magazine written by Texas
Custom Search
New   |   Texas Towns   |   Ghost Towns   |   Counties   |   Trips   |   Features   |   Columns   |   Architecture   |   Images   |   Archives   |   Site Map

 TX Fort Bend County location
Fort Bend County

Texas Towns
A - Z
Richmond Hotels

More Hotels

BEASLEY, TEXAS

Fort Bend County, Texas Gulf Coast

29░29'47"N 95░55'2"W (29.496435, -95.917297)
U.S. Highway 59
11 Miles SW of Richmond the county seat
8 Miles SW of Rosenberg
40 Miles W of Houston
Population: 665 Est. (2016)
641 (2010) 590 (2000) 485 (1990)

Beasley, Texas Area Hotels ›
Richmond/Rosenberg Hotels
Beasley TX Depot & passengers,  old photo
Beasley Depot
Photo courtesy Fort Bend Historical Museum
More Texas Depots | Texas Railroads

History in a Pecan Shell

The community came into being in the 1890s with the arrival of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad. A Richmond banker by the name of Cecil A. Beasley was given naming rights. He first named it Dyer, after the surname of his fiancÚ Isabel Dyer, but the name had been in use by another town. Cecil married Isabel and the town was officially named Beasley with the opening of a post office in 1898.
Beaseley TX - Cecil Beasley Portrait
Cecil Beasley Portrait
Photo courtesy Fort Bend Historical Museum
More Texas Vintage Photos
Full-bore promotion began in 1910 when a Kansas City company advertised for settlers. The population reached 325 by 1914.

Beasley soon had Baptist and Lutheran churches along with a hotel, lumberyard and three general stores. The population remained at 350 through WWII, declining to 300 by the end of the 1940s. By 1960 it had reached bottom at a mere 175 people but started growing slowly, reaching nearly 500 for 1990 and peaking at 590 residents for the 2000 census.
Beasley Tx Water Tower
Beasley Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
More Texas Water Towers
Beasley Tx Friedens Church
Friedens Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
More Texas Churches
Beasley Tx Friedens Church bell
Friedens Church bell
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Beasley Tx Closed Mill
A Closed Mill
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Beasley Tx Mill
Mill
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Beasley Tx Mill Sign
Mill Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Beasley Tx Old Equipment
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Beasley Tx Closed Store
A Closed Store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Beasley Tx Closed Shop
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Beasley Tx Closed Garage
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009

Take a road trip

Beasley, Texas Nearby Towns:
Richmond the county seat
Rosenberg
Houston
See Fort Bend County | Texas Gulf Coast

Book Hotel Here:
Richmond/Rosenberg Hotels | More Hotels
Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, landmarks and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Texas Towns A - Z Texas Regions:
Gulf Texas Gulf Coast East East Texas North Central Texas North Central Woutn Central Texas South Panhandle Texas Panhandle
South South Texas Hill Texas Hill Country West West Texas Ghost Texas Ghost Towns counties Texas Counties

Texas Escapes Online Magazine »   Archive Issues » Home »
TEXAS TOWNS & COUNTIES TEXAS LANDMARKS & IMAGES TEXAS HISTORY & CULTURE TEXAS OUTDOORS MORE
Texas Counties
Texas Towns A-Z
Texas Ghost Towns

TEXAS REGIONS:
Central Texas North
Central Texas South
Texas Gulf Coast
Texas Panhandle
Texas Hill Country
East Texas
South Texas
West Texas

Courthouses
Jails
Churches
Schoolhouses
Bridges
Theaters
Depots
Rooms with a Past
Monuments
Statues

Gas Stations
Post Offices
Museums
Water Towers
Grain Elevators
Lodges
Stores
Banks

Vintage Photos
Historic Trees
Cemeteries
Old Neon
Ghost Signs
Signs
Murals
Gargoyles
Pitted Dates
Cornerstones
Then & Now

Columns: History/Opinion
Texas History
Small Town Sagas
Black History
WWII
Texas Centennial
Ghosts
People
Animals
Food
Music
Art

Books
Texas Railroads

Texas Trips
Texas Drives
Texas State Parks
Texas Rivers
Texas Lakes
Texas Forts
Texas Trails
Texas Maps
USA
MEXICO
HOTELS

Site Map
About Us
Privacy Statement
Disclaimer
Contributors
Staff
Contact Us

 
Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes LLC. All Rights Reserved