Orchard is a city in western Fort Bend County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The city is located along State Highway 36 (SH 36) and theBNSF Railway between Rosenberg in Fort Bend County and Wallis in Austin County. The population was 352 at the 2010 census.
Location of Orchard, Texas
|Coordinates: 29°36′7″N 95°58′8″W|
Orchard is located at (29.602015, -95.968821). Most of the city is north of the BNSF Railway tracks with its streets laid out north-south and east-west. Missouri Street is the major north-south artery, intersecting SH 36 and crossing the railroad. Missouri Street goes north as far as Brazos Elementary School. Kibler Road is an important east-west artery on which the town center is situated. Kibler Road starts at FM 1489 to the west of Orchard and ends at Long Lane to the east. FM 1489 intersects SH 36 to the west and goes south toward Tavener and north towardSimonton. Wallis is to the northwest on SH 36 while Rosenberg is to the southeast on the same highway.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.
Brazos Elementary School in Orchard
City limit sign on Hwy 36 looking southeast
Orchard Town Center on Kibler Road
Hwy 36 and FM 1489 intersection west of Orchard
Union Pacific freight train on BNSF line at Long Lane
US Post Office on Missouri Street in Orchard
Distinctive water tower west of Missouri and Galveston Sts