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Kingwood is a planned community located in northeast Houston, Harris County, Texas. Planning for the community began as early as 1967, when the land was sold to a joint venture of King Ranch and the Friendswood Development Company, an Exxon subsidiary. The name "Kingwood" was derived from this association. The first village inside the community (Trailwood Village) opened in 1971. At this time, Kingwood adopted the slogan "The Livable Forest." Much of Kingwood's charm and popularity results from its heavily forested character, nature preserves, parks, and greenbelt development. Kingwood was annexed by the City of Houston in 1996. As of 2012, the population of Kingwood exceeds 70,000 and covers over 15,000 acres extending into portions of Montgomery County.

Neighboring Communities 

Kingwood is bordered on the north by the City of Porter in Montgomery County, and on the south by the City of Humble and unincorporated areas of Harris County known as Forest Cove and Atascocita. 

Resources

Cemeteries and Funeral Homes:


There are no cemeteries within the community of Kingwood.

Located in Forest Cove (south of Kingwood) is the Stewart-Prater Cemetery, 123 McClellan Rd
Humble, TX 77339. See: "Stewart-Prater Cemetery, Harris County, Texas/ markers transcribed by Martha Baird Ells; transcript prepared by Trevia Wooster Beverly, Houston, Texas: Tejas Publications and Research, 2001. Available at Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. See also findagrave.com

Kingwood Funeral Home was established in 1995. Location: 22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339. Phone: 281-358-9005


Churches:


Kingwood is literally filled with churches.This is only a partial listing:


"Holy Comforter Lutheran Church" First church established in Kingwood. First service held December 24th, 1972 with V. George Brookover officiating as Pastor of the Church.

"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" 4021 Deerbrook Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339. 

"Christ the King, Lutheran Church"

"Episcopal Church of the Good Shelpherd"

"1st Presbyterian Church of Kingwood"

"Kingwood Bible Church"

"Kingwood Christian Church"

"Kingwood Church of Christ"

"Kingwood 1st Baptist Church"

"Kingwood 2nd Baptist Church, North"

"Kingwood United Methodist Church"

"Strawbridge United Methodist Church"

"St. Martha's Catholic Church"

"Woodridge Baptist Church"


Government Records

Kingwood has no local government, rather it is governed by the City of Houston, a part of Harris County, Texas.  See these entities for government records. Each village in Kingwood is governed by a community association. Community assessment fee records are not public.


Histories

Barnes, Tip. "Kingwood The Early Days" copyright 2005, available at local public libraries.

Library and Family History Center

Kingwood Branch Library is part of the Harris County Public Library System.  Location:  4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood, TX 77339. Phone: 281-360-6804.

Kingwood Texas Family History Center, 4021 Deerbrook Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339, Phone: 281-360-1352, email: TX_Kingwood@ldsmail.net

Newspapers

"The Kingwood ObserverObituary collection available 1993-2008 through "THAGS" website. weekly paper distributed free locally.

"The Tribune" weekly paper distributed free locally.

Societies

"Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society"

"The Humble Area Genealogical Society"  Society maintains a genealogy research room and library at Lone Star College North campus.

Websites 


"Kingwood, Houston" at wikipedia.com

"Kingwood, TX" part of the online "Handbook of Texas" published by the Texas State Historical Association


 

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