Hempstead

Hempstead

The seat of Waller County was established in 1856 when Hempstead Town Company induced the Houston and Texas Central Railroad to run a line through town. This made it an important shipping area during the Civil War. The town was long known as a Six Shooter Junction." A most notable fight shocked the nation in 1905 when U.S. Congressman John Pinckney, his brother and two others were gunned down in the courthouse while meeting with prohibitionists who had won an election to ban booze.

Frazier's Ornamental and Architectural Concrete has acres of fountains, yard statuary and bird baths. Open daily, except Wed. On Business U.S. 290.

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