Sealy is a city in Austin County in southeastern Texas, United States, within theHouston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population was 6,019 at the2010 census. Sealy is located 50 miles (80 km) west of the downtown Houston area.
Sealy water tower
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Location of Sealy, Texas
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Sealy is located at (29.774182, -96.157570).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.3 km2), of which 10.0 square miles (25.9 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 1.39%, is water.
Sealy is 50 miles (80 km) west of Downtown Houston.
San Felipe, Texas, sold part of its original 22,000-acre (8,900 ha) township to the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad to create Sealy in 1879. Sealy gets its name after business tycoon and majority stock holder of the GCSF RR, George Sealy of Galveston. In 1881, Daniel Haynes, a cotton gin builder, filled a request for a cotton-filled mattress which started a company. He named this the Sealy Mattress Company after the town. Business grew exponentially, which led to more innovation and several patents, such as a machine that compressed cotton.
Pupils in Sealy are zoned to schools in Sealy Independent School District. The schools in Sealy ISD are Selman Elementary School (Pre-Kindergarten to third grade), Selman Intermediate School (4-5), Sealy Junior High School (6-8), and Sealy High School (9-12). All of the schools are in Sealy. Blinn College at the Sealy Mall serves Sealy.