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Notable locations in zip code 77068: Klein Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A), Meadowbriar Home (B). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in zip code 77068 include: Houston District Church of the Nazarene (A), Bethesda Lutheran Home Church (B), Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church (C), Bammel Road Church of Christ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemetery: Ehrhardt Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map
Park in zip code 77068: Northwest Indoor Soccer Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map
BAMMEL, TEXAS. Bammel, eighteen miles north of downtown Houston at the intersection of Farm Road 1960 and Kuykendahl Road in north central Harris County, was established after the neighboring towns of Klein, Westfield, and Spring. It was named for Charles Bammel, a German Houstonian who built the Bammel and Kuehnle Merchandise store with his partner in 1915 and moved to the community for health reasons. A Bammel post office, at which Herman Kuehnle was the first postmaster, operated from 1916 until 1929. Bammel's store burned in 1927 but was later rebuilt to serve the new Bammel Forest subdivision. The town's population was reported as roughly fifty from 1929 until oil was discovered in the area in 1938. In 1943 the community reported two stores and a population of 200, but in 1949 its population was estimated at twenty. During the 1980s Bammel's residents were mainly commuters who worked in Houston. The community included two shopping centers, several schools, a hospital, and nearby cemeteries.