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Hempstead is located in Waller County in east-central Texas about 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston. The population is approximately 4,700 residents. The town is situated at the junctions of U.S. Highway 290, Texas State Highway 6 and Texas State Highway 159. The history of Hempstead is as follows (according to Wikipedia:) "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. Peebles named Hempstead after Dr. G. S. B. Hempstead, Peebless brother in law. Peebles and Mary Ann Groce Peebles, his wife, contributed 2,000 acres of the estate of Jared E. Groce, Jr. for the community. On June 29, 1858 the Houston and Texas Central Railway was extended to Hempstead, causing the community to become a distribution center between the Gulf Coast and the interior of Texas." The town continued to grow, in part due to its' proximity to Houston. Hempstead has the distinction of being the home town of Lillie E. Drennan, who in 1929 became the first woman to obtain a commercial driver's license in the state of Texas. The city of Hempstead is home to several annual festivals; the Watermelon Festival, Octoberfest, Holiday Home Tour and the Festival of Lights. The latter includes a parade, horse and carriage rights, live entertainment, tree lighting, arts and crafts vendors and photos with Santa.

Surrounding areas: Bellville, Texas (14.8 mi), Brenham, Texas (19.7 mi), Cat Spring, Texas (22.9 mi), Montgomery, Texas (30.4 mi), The Woodlands, Texas (35.4 mi), Lake Conroe, Texas (37.0 mi), Round Top, Texas (37.0 mi)

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Hempstead Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Econo Lodge2217 S Market StBrenham, TX18.8 mi.(979) 836-1300
Comfort Suites2350 S Day StBrenham, TX19.3 mi.(979) 421-8100
Best Western Inn Of Brenham1503 Hwy 290 EastBrenham, TX19.7 mi.(979) 251-7791
Holiday Inn Express555 Hwy 290 EBrenham, TX19.7 mi.(979) 836-4590
Best Value Inn & Suites9484 Hwy 6Navasota, TX20.1 mi.(936) 825-8000
Best Western Inn Of Navasota8965 Hwy 6Navasota, TX20.1 mi.(936) 870-4100
Super 8 Navasota9460 Hwy 6Navasota, TX20.1 mi.(936) 825-7775
Brazos Valley Inn217 Waller Ave I-10 @359Brookshire, TX22.9 mi.(281) 934-3122
Holiday Inn Express Sealy231 Gebhardt RdSealy, TX23.7 mi.(979) 885-2121
Springhill Suites By Marriott2501 Texmati DrKaty, TX26.4 mi.(281) 644-4455
Holiday Inn Express1437 Keefer StTomball, TX26.7 mi.(281) 351-4114
Laquinta Inn & Suites14000 Medical Complex DrTomball, TX26.8 mi.(281) 516-0400
La Quinta Inn & Suites22455 Katy FwyKaty, TX28.8 mi.(281) 392-9800
Comfort Inn & Suites22025 Katy FwyKaty, TX29.0 mi.(281) 392-8700
Holiday Inn Express22105 Katy FwyKaty, TX29.0 mi.(281) 395-4800
Hampton Inn & Suites22055 Katy FwyKaty, TX29.1 mi.(281) 392-1000

Hempstead Weather & Climate

East-central Texas,  where the upper Gulf Coast Region meets the Southern Lakes Region, the climate is mostly humid subtropical. Summers are hot and humid, and inters are mild and relatively dry. Snowfall is rare, but ice storms occur about once every two years or so. On average, east-central Texas receives 33 inches of rain per year, mostly in the spring and fall. Severe thunderstorms are also possible in the springtime. Tornadoes are a threat, especially in the springtime. Bright sunshine prevails most of the time. Summer highs exceed 100 degrees F. on an average of 18 days per year and exceed 90 degrees F. on 116 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 38°F 3.33 in. -
February 64°F 42°F 2.48 in. -
March 71°F 49°F 2.92 in. -
April 78°F 55°F 3.25 in. -
May 85°F 64°F 5.64 in. -
June 91°F 70°F 3.58 in. -
July 95°F 72°F 2.23 in. -
August 96°F 71°F 3.10 in. -
September 90°F 66°F 3.53 in. -
October 81°F 56°F 3.70 in. -
November 70°F 48°F 3.76 in. -
December 62°F 40°F 3.16 in. -

Hempstead Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Sugar Land Regional airport (SGR) located about 41 miles southeast of Hempstead in Houston, Texas, the George Bush Intcntl Houston airport (IAH) located approximately 44 miles east of Hempstead in Houston, Texas, the William P Hobby airport (HOU) located roughly 57 miles southeast of Hempstead in Houston, Texas, and finally Ellington Field (EFD) located around 64 miles southeast of Hempstead in Houston, Texas.

Hempstead Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags AstroWorldHoustonTX48.7 mi.
 
Water Parks
SplashTown WaterparkSpringTX39.6 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Fox Creek Golf ClubHempsteadTX 
Legendary Oaks Golf CourseHempsteadTX 
Lake Park Golf CourseLewisvilleTX3.2 mi.
Waller Country ClubWallerTX10.0 mi.
Bellville Golf & Recreation ClubBellvilleTX14.5 mi.
Houston Oaks Golf ClubHockleyTX15.2 mi.
Bluebonnet CountryNavasotaTX19.5 mi.
Navasota Municipal Golf CourseNavasotaTX19.5 mi.
Stephen F Austin Golf ClubSan FelipeTX21.3 mi.
River Ridge Golf ClubSealyTX22.4 mi.
BlackHorse Golf ClubCypressTX25.1 mi.
Cypress Golf ClubCypressTX25.1 mi.
Longwood Golf ClubCypressTX25.1 mi.
Golf Club at Cinco RanchKatyTX26.8 mi.
Green Meadows Golf ClubKatyTX26.8 mi.
Meadowbrook Farms Golf ClubKatyTX26.8 mi.
Treeline Golf ClubTomballTX28.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Washington State ParkTX16.0 mi. 
Stephen F Austin State ParkTX19.9 mi. 
Baylor University State ParkTX21.9 mi. 
Birch Creek State ParkTX35.8 mi. 
Nails Creek State ParkTX37.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Star of the Republic MuseumWashingtonTX16.4 mi.(History)
Woodlands Science and Art CenterThe WoodlandsTX35.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Texas A&M Athletic Sports MuseumCollege StationTX39.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Fort Bend Museum AssociationRichmondTX40.4 mi.(History)
George Ranch Historical ParkRichmondTX40.4 mi.(History)
Houston Maritime MuseumHoustonTX48.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Menil CollectionHoustonTX48.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Houston Museum of Natural ScienceHoustonTX48.7 mi.(Science)
Museum of Health and Medical ScienceHoustonTX48.7 mi.(Science)
Museum of Printing HistoryHoustonTX48.7 mi.(Technology)
Contemporary Arts MuseumHoustonTX48.7 mi.(Art)
Museum of Fine ArtsHoustonTX48.7 mi.(Art)
Rice University Art GalleryHoustonTX48.7 mi.(Art)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX48.7 mi.
Rainforest at Moody GardensGalvestonTX94.5 mi.
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX105.2 mi.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX117.4 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX118.7 mi.


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