Hobby was two miles north of the International-Great Northern Railroad between Fresno and Stafford in eastern Fort Bend County. It was named for William Pettus Hobby, twenty-sixth governor of Texas, whose maternal grandfather, Dr. John Pettus, had settled in Fort Bend County in 1858. In 1921 the Hobby community opened a post office, which closed in 1943. In 1945 the community reported a population of thirty and one business. After the mid-1940s no population figures were available for Hobby. It was not shown on the 1987 county highway map.

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Place type

Hobby is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Blue Ridge)


Latitude: 29.58578990
Longitude: -95.49188710

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated