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Day trip from Houston perfect for a second home in the country

Navasota Texas: Just an hour's Drive North-East of Houston

pre-1820s: The area that would become Navasota was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, primarily the Bidai and Akokisa.In 1822, Francis Holland purchased land located on a bend of the Navasota River in southeastern Grimes County. The site of present day Navasota was named Hollandale in honor of its original settler. The area soon became a crucial transportation corridor between the Anglo settlements and Mexican Texas. After Texas gained its independence from Mexico in 1836, the region continued to grow in importance. In 1845, Texas was annexed by the United States, and Grimes County was established in 1846

Today, Navasota continues to grow and evolve, with a focus on preserving its history and promoting economic development. The city is known for its charming downtown area, antique stores, and annual events like the Navasota Blues Fest and the Texas Birthday Bash, which celebrate the city's heritage and culture.

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