Brookshire is a city in Waller County, a part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Brookshire is located at 29°47′1″N 95°57′16″W (29.783737, -95.954325)., 34 miles west of downtown Houston along Interstate 10, 7 miles west of Katy. It is part of the Interstate 10 Energy Corridor, part of the west Houston and Katy market, and a member of West I-10 Chamber of Commerce. The population was 4,702 as of the 2010 census, with a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2). The city is named for Nathan Brookshire, a large land owner in the vicinity. He was a captain in the Texian 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. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Brookshire was 4,702, a 36% increase since the 2000 census. As of the census of 2000, 3,450 people, 1,138 households, and 823 families resided in the city. The population density was 983.2 people per square mile (379.5/km2).
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