My Spring Branch

  1. The Geography
  2. Spring Branch Schools
  3. The Neighborhoods

Spring Branch has a history older than the City of Houston. In 1830, before Allen Brothers founded Houston in 1836, a German immigrant named Karl Kolbe sailed from Gotha, Germany, in search of a new home for his family.

After landing in Texas, he made his way up Buffalo Bayou and settled on the banks of a creek which emptied into the bayou. That earliest settler was to be remembered in history, and that history would become part of the curriculum taught in Spring Branch I.S.D.

Etta Hillendahl Spring Branch History
Etta Hillendahl looking toward construction of a shopping center in 1962. (Houston Chronicle)

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