Kemah was originally founded as Evergreen in 1898 along the Texas and New Orleans Railroad, when John Henry Kipp and James H. Bradford subdivided their lots to establish a township. The area was also called Shell Siding after the oyster shell middens lining the bay, in some places twenty to thirty feet deep. Indian burial grounds were later found in these shell middens. Kipp petitioned for a post office, but was denied as there was already an Evergreen, Texas (now incorporated into Cleveland, Texas). Residents were polled and Kemah, the Karankawa word for "wind in face", "face wind", or "facing the wind", was chosen.
Best known for the Kemah Boardwalk and Waterfront, this seaside communitys boundary is Galveston Bay. Originally a small fishing town, the city has become a tourist destination for the areas restaurantsand attractions, which are contained within the Kemah Entertainment District.
Kemah took some damage after hurricane Ike, but its back stronger, more well built, and better than ever. The bay and the sailboats are the daily view for most Kemah homeowners.
If you ultimately decide on one of the homes for sale in Kemah, the children will be attending the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD). CCISDis a highly sought after school system and has earned an Exemplary Rating by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and parents regularly praise the high quality education their children receive.CCISDsmission is to develop students who will lead the way to the future by educating and equipping them with the skills necessary to excel in the 21st century through a system characterized by meaningful community relationships and a comprehensive curriculum facilitated by a highly qualified team committed to Courage, Collaboration, Innovation, and Self-Direction.
The following are the schools in CCISD that are specifically located within the greater area of Kemah.
Stewart Elementary - (Formally known as Kemah Elementary) - Campus rating Exemplary. Located: 330 FM 2094 Kemah, TX 775652305 E. Main Street League City, TX 77573
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