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.

Navasota History

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
  • AstroWorld

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.

Navasota Transportation

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.


Total Population 7,281
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,122
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $58,173
% Above Poverty Level 79.9%
% Below Poverty Level 20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31.3%
Median Gross Rent $584
Median House Value $99,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 70.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 7.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Navasota Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SE of College Station, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles NW of Houston, Texas
County Grimes
Metro Area Bryan - College Station
Standard Zip Codes 77868
Company Zip Codes 77869
Phone Area Codes 936
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.387
Longitude -96.087

Navasota Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 56 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 96 F
Oct Temp 59 to 82 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 57 to 80 F
Jul Temp 73 to 97 F
Oct Temp 59 to 83 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Navasota, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

White Hall (77868)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anderson 248 $45,156
College Station 101,141 $68,584
Hempstead 6,432 $35,288

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Navasota Public Libraries

Navasota Public Library
Navasota, Texas
(936) 825-6744

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Navasota Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(936) 825-6585
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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Student/teacher ratio: 7.4

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