Introduction to Navasota, Texas
Navasota, Texas, in Grimes county, is 22 miles SE of College Station, Texas (center to center) and 61 miles NW of Houston, Texas. The city is included in the Bryan - College Station metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, 6,789 people lived in Navasota.
Navasota, initially known as Hollandale, was named after Francis Holland who purchased land in the area in 1822. James Nolan set up a few tents in 1848, and built a log cabin in 1852. The log cabin later became a stage stop. It was located where the Navasota River and La Bahia Road crossed. Four stage line stops were set up by the mid 1850s, and a post office was established in 1854, the same year that the name of the settlement was changed to Navasota. It was named after the river which flowed through the area. Navasota became an important marketing and shipping center after the Houston and Texas Central Railway was built through the town.
Navasota and Nearby Attractions
- Statue of Rene Robert Cavelier
- Washington on the Brazos State Park
- Bovay Scout Ranch
- Fanthorp Inn State Historical Park
- Houston Zoo
Things To Do In Navasota
There are several museums located near Navasota including Star of the Republic Museum, Barrington Living History Farm, and Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley. Pecan Lakes Golf Club and Bluebonnet Country Golf Course are located nearby. The Navasota Blues Fest and Grimes County Fair are celebrated annually in the city. Popular places of attraction located some distance from the city are the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center and Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
Easterwood Field Airport is close to Navasota.
Navasota Higher Education
Some of the colleges nearby are Texas A&M University - College Station, Prairie View A&M University, and Blinn College.