Hedwig Village

Hedwig Village, south of Interstate Highway 10 on the western edge of Houston, encompasses about a square mile and is among the smallest incorporated municipalities in metropolitan Harris County. It is one of a series of affluent local communities with names that include "village." Hedwig Village is in the Spring Branch-Memorial area, which was originally part of the John D. Taylor and Isaac Bunker leagues and was later settled largely by Germans. The community was named for nearby Hedwig Road, built on land donated by Hedwig Jankowski Schroeder. In 1906 Hedwig Jankowski, a young single woman, immigrated from Germany to Houston to join her sister who owned a hotel and saloon there. Later that same year, Hedwig met and married Henry Schroeder, one of the founders of Spring Branch. She inherited his landholdings after his death.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Hedwig Village is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.77958720
    Longitude
    -95.51981700

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Hedwig Village by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Hedwig Village
Pop. Year Source
2,370 2020 United States Census Bureau
2,558 2019 Texas Demographic Center
2,557 2010 United States Census Bureau
2,334 2000 United States Census Bureau
2,616 1990 United States Census Bureau