Another day is here, and I'm groggy. Sleep was difficult to come by again last night. Don't you hate it when that happens?
I have errands to run today, so I'm going to venture into Houston. Well...actually, I'm only going as far as Katy. The Houston Metroplex extends far and wide, and Fulshear is located on the west side of the area.
Fulshear, pronounced Full Sure, is a family name. This area was founded by one of the Stephen F. Austin's original Old Three Hundred in Texas. Churchill Fulshear established the area on July 16, 1824 by a land grant from Mexico.
The community featured the family plantation, a cotton gin, flour mill, and a four story brick mansion. Fulshear Jr. granted the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway a right-of-way. As a result, Scotch-Irish, Czech, and German immigrants who were migrating through liked the area and stayed. By 1898, 250 residents lived here, and it was a thriving city. We had general stores, a depot, grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith, barber, six saloons, fours schools and a local telephone system. By by 1929, the population fell to 100.