The springs of Brushy Creek north of the city were a popular gathering place in the early founding of the community. The Mandolin Club poses at White Ford on Brushy Creek. The location on the north edge of Houston was the site of many picnics, gatherings and baptisms in Houston in the late 1800s and early 1900s. (Photo courtesy of Mildred Melton)
Town History: Houston's history dates to 1846, although some families had lived several years in what is now Houston's corporate limits. June 1846 is Houston's official birthday. The selection followed a pattern set by all early settlers - the need for water. There were several springs along Brushy Creek. Following the Civil War, Houston was reorganized in 1872. The oldest standing structure dating to the Civil War is the Tweed House on Airport Road. A restoration effort is planned of the home.
The Texas County Genealogical and Historical Society has a library in the downtown museum that is open to the public on Thursday.
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