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JERSEY VILLAGE, TEXAS

Harris County, Texas Gulf Coast

2953'26"N 9534'7"W (29.890569, -95.568579)

Highway 290 and FM 529
25 MIles NW of downtown Houston
Population: 7,892 Est. (2016)
7,620 (2010) 6,880 (2000) 4,826 (1990)

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History on a Pinhead

It's hard to see where Houston ends and Jersey Village begins. The water tower is a big help in finding this suburb which has no 19th Century history. Although there was a scattering of houses here in the 1930s, development didn't get started until 1953, when partners Clark W. Henry, and N. E. Kennedy & Son, staked off homesites on the shores of "Jersey Lake." Henry had once had a dairy and it is believed that he named the new suburb for his former herd of cows.

Jersey Village incorporated in 1956 with a volunteer police force. From a population of just 493 in 1961, it grew to just under a thousand by 1980. In 1982 it had jumped to over 4,000 and 4,938 for the 1990 Census. It is shown on the 2007 state map as 6,880.

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