The community was founded in 1879 by James W. Webster under the name "Gardentown". It was established initially as a colony for settlers from England. It began as a stopover for travelers between Houston/Harrisburg, Galveston, Kemah, and Seabrook. Eventually railroads, such as the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway, were built through the area. Farmers in the area raised pears and other produce.
In 1903, the Houston Chamber of Commerce invited Seito Saibara, a former Japanese member of parliament and a Christian theologian, to come to Texas to teach rice farming. Rice at that time was emerging as an important cash crop. Saibara settled in Webster and established a small farming community of Japanese Christians. Saibara and his son Kiyoaki established the foundations of what became the rice industry of the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Dairies and livestock ranches developed in the town as well in the early 1900s. Petroleum was discovered at the Webster-Friendswood Oilfield in the 1930s, but the population remained small. The community was incorporated in 1958.
In 1961 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that it was building the Manned Spacecraft Center (now known as the Johnson Space Center) nearby along the shores of Clear Lake. Growth and development quickly swept over the Clear Lake Area, and Webster's population blossomed. Webster today has become a thriving bedroom community closely tied to the Clear Lake Area and its high-tech industry.
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For Sale|2,396 sqft|3 beds|2.5 baths|0.1377 acres|#30533619
For Sale|976 sqft|2 beds|2 baths|14.0442 acres|#58329415
For Rent|1,423 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.1951 acres|#45941892
For Sale|2,364 sqft|3 beds|2.5 baths|0.1676 acres|#34490237
For Sale|2,052 sqft|3 beds|2.5 baths|0.053 acres|#89567220
For Sale|1,776 sqft|3 beds|2.5 baths|0.053 acres|#70259567
For Rent|788 sqft|2 beds|1 bath|3.0551 acres|#26709064
For Sale|2,220 sqft|4 beds|2.5 baths|0.0596 acres|#49107925
For Sale|2,220 sqft|4 beds|2.5 baths|0.0596 acres|#24103660
For Sale|3,574 sqft|3 beds|3 baths|0.1722 acres|#17732478
For Sale|2,856 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.1896 acres|#47298666
For Sale|3,419 sqft|4 beds|3.5 baths|0.2267 acres|#97925951
For Sale|3,369 sqft|4 beds|3.5 baths|0.2267 acres|#16999060
For Sale|1,464 sqft|3 beds|2.5 baths|0.1148 acres|#93514155
For Rent|788 sqft|2 beds|1 bath|3.0849 acres|#65706401
For Rent|1,135 sqft|2 beds|2.5 baths|3.0551 acres|#13727601
For Sale|2,412 sqft|4 beds|3 baths|0.2156 acres|#95391701
Pending|2,741 sqft|3 beds|3 baths|0.0524 acres|#90780626
For Sale|3,286 sqft|3 beds|3 baths|0.1653 acres|#10829348
For Rent|1,776 sqft|3 beds|2.5 baths|0.055 acres|#84831974
For Sale|1,200 sqft|2 beds|2 baths|0.1348 acres|#83987051
Pending|2,626 sqft|4 beds|3 baths|0.1435 acres|#18274728
For Rent|788 sqft|2 beds|1 bath|3.0551 acres|#17549913
For Sale|2,088 sqft|3 beds|3.5 baths|0.0442 acres|#63507113
For Sale|1,135 sqft|2 beds|2.5 baths|3.0551 acres|#36084306