About Waller County
Like most Texas counties we have a rich history rooted in both fact and folklore. Named for Edwin Waller, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the designer of the Austin downtown grid and Austin's first mayor, Waller County was formed in 1873 from parts of Austin and Grimes counties. The area became settled along with parts of Austin and Washington counties in the early 1820's as part of Stephen F. Austin's original 300.
Waller County is very much a rural community with many great events, places to visit and people to meet. Because we are adjacent to the fourth largest city in the country, we offer a great peaceful retreat for those living in and around Houston. Covering a little over 514 square miles, Waller is a relatively small county. Located in the coastal plains of Texas, it has a moderate climate with temperatures ranging from a low of about 41 ° F in winter to 95 ° F in the summer.
Request a Free Visitor and Relocation Guide
Waller County is one of the last great rural escapes in the Houston area. Just a short drive down Interstate 10 or US Hwy 290 will bring you through Waller County from Houston (download map) or request a full-sized four-color map.
We also have a great four-color relocation guide that will help you to get to know the community. Click here to request a free copy.
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More Links About Waller County
- The Handbook of Texas
- Waller County Economic Development
- The Official County Government Web Site
- Waller County Historical Commission
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Our Local Airport
Waller County is home to the new Houston Executive Airport. It's located in south Waller County just off of Interstate 10. The airport features a full line of amenities including rental car service, pilot's lounge, and a runway suitable for private jets. If you are interested in flying in,
To help you plan a fun and eventful trip, we offer our official Waller County map free. Also known as the "Country Roads" map, they are available from these area chambers of commerce:
The Visit Waller County web site is a service from our community to help you enjoy yourself while in the area. If you know of an event or attraction that we don't have, please drop us an email.