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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Needville is approximately 2,199 (1990), 2823 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 818 (1990), 1027 (2010).
The amount of land area in Needville is 3.844 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Needville to Washington DC is 1301 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 132 miles. (as the crow flies)
Needville is positioned 29.39 degrees north of the equator and 95.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.


about 30 minutes southwest of Houston, fourteen miles south of Richmond. Other nearby communities are: Pleak, Guy, Rosenburg and Damon.
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History & History Related Items

Founded in 1891 by August Schendel who named his new town Schendelville after himself. He applied for a post office in 1894 using the name of Needmore as a joke since they always needed more of everything. The post office amended the name to Needville since there was already a Needmore in Texas at that time. The town grew slowly reaching a population of 100 by 1914. There were also two schools, a community hall, three general stores, two cotton gins, and a movie theater by that date. The Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway built through the town in 1918 helping growth in the area. Most revenue in the area was raised from farming and ranching. During the 1920's and 30's, oil, natural gas and sulfur were found here again helping it to grow even more. During the 1920's there were 12 general stores, many other businesses and around 500 residents. When Highway 36 opened in 1932, Needville benefited from the first all weather road through town going north and south. The Needville Independent School District was created in the 1946-47 school year with the high opening in 1948 and the elementary school in 1960. Needville was incorporated in 1944. The population grew steadily from 603 in 1950, 861 in 1960 and 1,417 in 1980. The 1990 population was 2,199. The railroad discontinued its lines through Needville in the 1980's with the tracks being removed at that time.
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Brazos Bend State Park
21901 FM 762
Needville, Texas 77461
Or call:
(409)553-5101 (Ranger Station)(800)792-1112 (State Park Information)
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Needville Chamber

Needville Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1200
Needville, Texas 77461

Needville Community Events

Locate events in Needville on this community calendar.

3rd Weekend in October each year
Old fashion festival on Main Steet in Downtown Needville
Craft and food booths, queen contest, Little Miss/Mr Needville
Games, polka and c&w music all day-9am to 1am dancing in the street.
For info call 979-793-4030

Needville Organizations

Needville Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1200
Needville, Texas 77461

Needville Schools

Needville Independent School District
16227 Highway 36 South
P.O. Box 412
Needville, Texas 77461
Phone: 979-793-4308
Fax: 979-793-3823

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