A beautiful little town...full of natural beauty. Visitors and residents alike enjoy lush green landscape and cool forest areas in abundance. Historians says the town was originally named "Coonskin" when it was founded in 1847. However, there are some old timers in Coldspring who say the Coonskin name was never used. Historical markers around the area tell its history.
Coldspring is the county seat of San Jacinto County. San Jacinto County is named after the river that traverses it and shares its name with the Battle of San Jacinto which gave Texas it's independece. Coldspring offers local and nearby restaurants, motels and overnight facilities. Houston, the 4th largest metropolitan center in the United States, is approximately 55 miles to the south and has major health centers and tourist attractions such as the Johnson Space Center and world class business and shopping districts.
Coldspring is approximately 45 minutes to the north of Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Houston Hobby (HOU) is just south of downtown Houston.
Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, to the northwest of Coldspring.
Sixty miles west is College Station, home of the Texas A&M University and the Bush Presidential Library.
There are approximately 25 golf courses within a 50 mile radius. The Sam Houston National Forest, Lake Livingston or Double Lake are where campers and hikers can choose accomodations waterside or woodside. The area is approximately 15% privately owned and the rest is national forest, paper company land and tree farms. There is the finest lake fishing anywhere, sailing and skiing are superb and the area's historical roots are found everywhere.
More than 3 dozen historical markers, home of Sam Houston and the 2nd Texas Governor, George T. Wood, are great places to learn Texas history.
Visit the Courthouse Square, Old Town Coldspring, the 1887 Old Jail Museum and the oldet continuously active United Methodist Church in Texas, to name just a few. There are antique stores, art studios, a public library, tennis, Country Club, marinas and much more.
Now you can see just why Coldspring in San Jacinto County, rich in history and character, is a special place. There is so much more to be discovered...you owe it to yourself to visit Coldspring!