Hempstead Car Rental Comparison
Hempstead is the county seat of Waller County, Texas, United States of America. Hempstead also is considered to be the Watermelon Capital of Texas. The small and beautiful city has a population of 4500 residents and it was originally incorporated in 1858 and reincorporated in 1935. Hempstead is famous for its watermelon crop and used to be the number one provider of watermelons in the United States until the 1940s. Hempstead is famous also for being the home of Lillie E. Drennan, the first woman in Texas to have a driver's license - in 1929. If you plan to visit Hempstead, do not forget about the following attractions.
Top Attractions within Hempstead
Liendo Plantation is a great Texas ranch built in 1853 by Leonard Waller Groce, the son of one of the most important land owners in the state - Jared Groce. The land was originally granted to Justin Liendo, that is why the place is named like this. The Liendo Plantation was one of the first cotton plantations in the area. From 1873 to 1911, this was the home of sculptress Elisabet Ney and her family. She and her husband, Dr. Edmond Montgomery, are both buried at the Liendo Plantation. Although the plantation is now a private residence, it also works as a museum, so you can visit it.
Marshall Car Museum and Showroom is one great attraction of Hempstead and is considered to be one of the largest antique cars collections in the world. The museum is located within Hempstead and it is a great place not only to admire the cars, but also to learn a lot of useful information about them.
St. Francis Episcopal Church was the first Texas Episcopal Church in the north of Houston. The simple building was raised in Hempstead in the middle of the 1870s and it was decorated with hand made pews made by the ladies who frequented the church. This is one of the most important historical buildings of Hempstead.