The City of Hempstead is located 50 miles west of Downtown Houston, Texas and also located near strong academic institutions such as Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University, and Blinn College.


Hempstead Independent School District is a Recognized School District that provides quality education to a very diverse population of students. It is through cultural diversity that the City of Hempstead continues to grow.


While visiting the City of Hempstead, do not hesitate to stop and enjoy a mixture of the foods from Italian to Bar-B-Que. Be sure and try one of our really sweet and juicy watermelons, very sure to please! Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and we look forward to you visiting our City.

The City of Hempstead

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"City of Character Growing Stronger"

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Our History

Hempstead, Texas

Hemsptead is a city in Waller County, Texas (in the United States). Our City is located at the junctions of U.S. Highway 290, Texas State Highway 6, and Texas State Highway 159 (around 50 miles northwest of Downtown Houston).

On December 29, 1856 Dr. Richard Rodgers Peebles and James W. McDade organized the Hempstead Town Company to sell lots in the newly-established community of Hempstead, which was located at the projected terminus of Houston and Texas Central Railway. 


Hempstead, Texas


1125 Austin Street, Hempstead, TX 77445

PHONE: (979) 826-2486

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