ABOUT HOUSTON 2017-09-18T00:18:08+00:00

About Houston

Houston is the most populous city in the state of Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States.  Within an area of 667 square miles it also is the largest city in the southern United States. Located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico, it is the principal city of The Greater Houston metro area, which is the fifth-most populated MSA in the United States.

The Birth Of Houston

In August 1836, two real estate entrepreneurs from New York, Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen, purchased 6,642 acres of land along Buffalo Bayou with the intent of founding a city.The Allen brothers decided to name the city after Sam Houston, the popular general at the Battle of San Jacinto,who was elected President of Texas in September 1836.