City of Jersey Village

Harris County, Texas

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The City of Jersey Village administrative offices are located at 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village, TX 77040.
Phone: 713-466-2100.

Jersey Village has a unique history in northwest Houston having been incorporated in 1956 and establishing itself as one of the stable, attractive communities in the area. In the mid 80’s Highway 290 ended at Gessner Road with a stop sign and very little development occurred along the Hwy 290 corridor past Jones Road. As the northwest continued to grow beyond the city the edges and entrances that once defined the city began to become ‘blurred’ by this development.

The 1936 county highway map shows multiple dwellings located at the site, which is now Jersey Village. Clark W. Henry owned 1,236 acres of land on which he operated F&M Dairy and raised Jersey cattle.

The community officially began in 1953, when Clark W. Henry partnered with Mr. Leroy Kennedy to create Jersey Village Development Company and decided to develop homesites on Jersey Lake. Land was purposefully set aside in Jersey Village for schools, a park, and an 18- hole golf course.

Five miles of streets, drainage, gas, sewer and water services were developed. The first family moved to the newly developed area in October 1954.

Jersey Village officially incorporates on April 16, 1956 when all 58 residents voted in favor of incorporation. The city was approximately 1.9934 square miles, with the corporate limits.

Because of Mr. Henry's success with jersey cattle, it was decided to use this name for the new community.


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