Introduction to Rosenberg, Texas
Rosenberg, Texas, in Fort Bend county, is 11 miles W of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center) and 30 miles SW of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Houston metropolitan area. Rosenberg contains a population of approximately 24,043.
Stephen F. Austin was the first white settler who pitched camp in this region in 1823. By the 1830s, this area had become a shipping point on the Brazos River but did not have a name. It was later named Rosenberg, after Henry von Rosenberg, who, in 1843, migrated to the United States from Switzerland. He went on to become the first president of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad. Rosenberg had its first post office in 1881.
Rosenberg and nearby Attractions
- Challenger Learning Center
- Brazos Bend State Park
- Fort Bend Museum
- George Ranch Historical Park
- Rosenberg Railroad Museum
- The George Observatory
Things To Do In Rosenberg
The Brazos Bend State Park occupies a huge 4,897-acre area and supports an abundant and varied wildlife population. Picnic areas and campsites can be found among moss-draped and huge live oaks. Trails run through hardwood forests of pecans and oaks and along the lakes. The Fort Bend County Fair is one of the biggest and most popular fairs in Texas and is primarily focused on youth education. Further, there a number of museums that provide information on local history and parks with standard facilities for recreation.
Air transportation facilities are available at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Rosenberg Higher Education
Houston Baptist University, Rice University, University of St Thomas, and Houston Community College System offer courses for higher studies.