Welcome to Brookshire, Texas. Come experience country living in a small town that’s only about 30 miles west of Houston. It’s close enough to all the sports, business, and cultural attractions of the Houston metro area, while keeping the beauty and serenity of country life.
This small Waller County town has a lot to offer even though it spans only 3.5 square miles. We have a diverse population of 4,702 (according to the 2010 U.S. census), great schools (Royal ISD), low taxes, affordable housing, a wealth of churches, and many other community events and programs. Come visit our many city events and great restaurants.
The population was 4702 as of the 2010 census, a growth rate of 36% since the 2000 census.
The History of Brookshire
Brookshire was named in honor of Nathan Brookshire, who was a large land owner in the vicinity and a leading resident. He was a captain in the Texas army and participated in the storming and capture of Bexar in 1835. In 1893 John Kellner donated land and filed a plat for the Town of Kellner out of the William Cooper Survey, one of the oldest headrights in the state. Also in 1893, John Brookshire and O. C. Drew filed their plat for the Town of Brookshire out of the H. H. Pennington Survey. On May 24, 1946, The City of Brookshire was incorporated, comprising both the Kellner and the Brookshire/Drew plats.