Introduction to Jersey Village, Texas
Jersey Village, Texas, in Harris county, is 14 miles NW of Houston, Texas. There are an estimated 6,880 people in the city.
Jersey Village History
The history of Jersey Village dates back to 1953 when Clark W. Henry gave the land which he used to rear Jersey cattle, to be used for the development and building of a residential community. In 1954, the development was initiated by LeRoy and Henry Kennedy, who belonged to the Garden Oaks Baptist Church. Water services, gas, drainage, streets, and sewages were brought to the community. Many houses were constructed along Jersey Drive. A park, school, and golf course were also developed. Jersey Village was finally incorporated in April, 1956.
Jersey Village and Nearby Attractions
- Hermann Park
- Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
- Contemporary Arts Museum
- Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
- Houston Zoo
Things To Do In Jersey Village
Historic sites near Jersey Village include San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Battleship Texas State Historical Site. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site encompasses the home of the last president of Texas, Star of the Republic Museum, and Independence Hall and Barrington. Other interesting places to visit are the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center and the Armand Bayou Nature Center. Opportunities to play golf are available at Jersey Meadow Golf Course. Sheldon Lake State Park, Lake Livingston State Park, and Galveston Island State Park provide opprtunities for outdoor recreation.
Jersey Village Transportation
Flights are available from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Jersey Village Higher Education
Some of the colleges nearby are Houston Community College System, University of Saint Thomas, and Texas Southern University.