Brookshire is a city in Waller County, a part of theHouston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.
Brookshire, Texas welcome sign.
It is located 34 miles west of downtown Houston along Interstate 10, 7 miles west of Katy, the fastest growing residential region in the U.S.. Brookshire is part of the Interstate 10 Energy Corridor, part of the west Houston and Katy Market, and a member of West I-10 Chamber of Commerce. Igloo Industries has a 2 million sq. ft. cooler factory just east of Brookshire and Rooms To Go recently completed a 2.5 million sq. foot distribution warehouse and showroom at the intersection of I-10 and Woods Road, just east of Brookshire, Waller County, Texas, United States. The population was 4702 as of the 2010 census, a growth rate of 36% since the 2000 census.
Brookshire was named in honor of Nathan Brookshire, who was a large land owner in the vicinity and a leading resident. He was a captain in the Texas army and participated in the storming and capture of Bexar in 1835. In 1893 John Kellner donated land and filed a plat for the Town of Kellner out of the William Cooper Survey, one of the oldest headrights in the state. Also in 1893, John Brookshire and O. C. Drew filed their plat for the Town of Brookshire out of the H. H. Pennington Survey. On May 24, 1946, The City of Brookshire was incorporated, comprising both the Kellner and the Brookshire/Drew plats.
The City of Brookshire is served by the Royal Independent School District.