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Why Sealy?

by Paul watson

Conveniently located less than an hour from Houston, Sealy, Texas is a great place to visit for an afternoon or to live for a lifetime. George Sealy purchased the land that the town now sits on in 1879 with the intent to establish a railroad depot. The thriving little town soon became home to German and Czech settlers whose descendants still live in the area.

Area Wineries

Whether you stop in Sealy on your way to Austin or San Antonio or plan on purchasing a home Sealy TX, there is always time to have a glass of wine at one of the area wineries. Named after the state cooking vessel, the Cast Iron Winery promises local hospitality and ample kid and dog friendly space to explore the vineyards. The Yellow Brick Road Winery & Restaurant offers tours, tastings, and a restaurant on a 50-acre park.

Historic Buildings

There are several historic buildings in the area worth visiting. One is the 1915 Guardian Angel Catholic Church featuring Italian stained glass, solid wood construction, and a painted interior. It is part of the extended Texas Painted Churches tour. Another piece of history is the Austin County Jail Museum built in 1896 that includes little used gallows on the fourth floor.

Natural Wonders

Sealy is close to many central Texas natural wonders such as the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge dedicated to preserving the habitat of this endangered bird. If you like birds even more, consider following the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail through the nearby town of San Felipe and Stephen F. Austin State Park. Every spring, for locals and visitors alike, fields and roadsides overflow with wildflowers, part of the 1965 Highway Beautification Act championed by Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Johnson.

The city of Sealy and surrounding areas have historic significance, natural beauty and lively entertainment. It’s a perfect spot to settle down permanently or to just stop and rest for a few hours before continuing on your way to places beyond.