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Welcome to Houston ...

The city of Houston is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Houston is located in Texas County<1> and is the County Seat for Texas County.

The location of Houston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Houston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Houstonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Houston has a population of 2,082 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Houston.

The community of Houston is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Houston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Houston lies within the (417) area code.

The ZIP code for Houston: 65483<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Houston had an population of 2,082 people (or an increase of 4.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Houston had a population of 2,081 people (or 8% of the total population of Texas County). This makes Houston the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Houston represents 0.03% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 235th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,081 people, the population of Houston increased 4.47% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,992 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Houston.

Adding Houston to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Houston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Houston elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Houston on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Houston on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Houston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Houston - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Nebraska, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Houston.

Communities near Houston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Houston.

  • Licking [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Licking
    • Licking [Texas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Houston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,075 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Licking have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Licking
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Licking<8>
  • Cabool [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabool
    • Cabool [Texas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Houston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,080 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabool
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cabool<8>
  • Summersville [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
    • Summersville [Texas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Houston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 490 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<8>
  • Raymondville [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymondville
    • Raymondville [Texas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Houston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 352 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymondville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymondville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymondville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Plato [Texas County]
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      • Plato [Texas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Houston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plato
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plato<8>
    • Simmons [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmons
      • Simmons [Texas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Houston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmons
    • Solo [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solo
      • Solo [Texas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Houston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solo
    • Yukon [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yukon
      • Yukon [Texas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Houston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yukon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yukon
    • Elk Creek [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Creek
      • Elk Creek [Texas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Houston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Creek
    • Success [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Texas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Houston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Success
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Success<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Houston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Houston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Houston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Houston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Houston. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Houston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houston ...

Looking for more information about Houston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Houston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Houston.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Missouri

About Texas County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Houston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Texas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Houston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Houston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Houston.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Houston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Houston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Houston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Houston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Houston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Houston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3215, Longitude: -91.9608       In this case, the coordinates for Houston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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