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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 Texas County Genealogical and Historical Society has a library in the downtown museum that is open to the public on Thursday.