Webster, The history of Webster predates Stephen F. Austin’s 1823 settlement of the area. The Karankawa Indians survived here as primitive hunter-gatherers, but the tribe was driven out by industrious settlers, who established Garden Town, later called Websterville. By the 1890s, Webster was officially the name of the town. Japanese farmer Kiyoaki Saibara helped area residents learn to grow rice, starting in the early 1900s. Saibara and his father Seito Saibara influenced the Texas rice industry for several decades.
Residents of Webster consider this the best place to play, stay, and dine while enjoying the convenience of being located just off of Interstate 45. Serving up the region’s best cuisine and entertainment, Webster is home to more than 100 restaurants, dozens of family amusement venues and nightlife hotspots. Boating activities and water recreation are only a short drive away and will provide hours of fun and relaxation. Bringing space “down to earth” for visitors, Space Center Houston and NASA’s Johnson Space Center are just down the street and will make staying in Webster “out of this world!”