The large geographic area now known as Spring was originally inhabited by the OrcoquizaNative Americans. In 1836, the Texas General Council of the Provisional Government placed what is now the town of Spring in theHarrisburg municipality. In 1838, William Pierpont placed a trading post on Spring Creek. In 1840, the town of Spring had 153 residents. By the mid-1840s, manyGerman immigrants, including Gus Bayer and Carl Wunsche, moved to the area and began farming. People from Louisiana and other parts of the post-Civil WarSouthern U.S. settled in Spring. The main cash crops in Spring were sugar cane and cotton; area residents also grew vegetables.
In 1871, the International and Great Northern Railroad, built through Spring, opened, which caused Spring to expand. In 1873, Spring received a post office. By 1884, Spring had 150 residents, two steam saw and grist mills, two cotton gins, three churches, and several schools. In 1901–1903, the International-Great Northern Railroad opened, connecting Spring to Fort Worth. Spring, now with a roundhouse, became a switchyard with 200 rail workers and fourteen trackyards. The population increased to 1,200 by 1910. The Spring State Bank opened in 1912. In 1923, the roundhouse relocated to Houston, causing Spring to enter a decline; by 1931, Spring had 300 people. The bank was robbed several times in the 1930s; false rumors stated that Bonnie and Clyde robbed the bank once. The bank consolidated with Tomball Bank in 1935.
By 1947, Spring had 700 residents. Starting in 1969, the Goodyear airship America was based near the town. In the 1970s, Houston's suburbs began to expand to the north, and more subdivisions and residential areas opened in the Spring area. Some older houses in the town of Spring received restorations and housed shops. The Old Town Spring Association opened in 1980 to promote the Old Town Spring shopping area, which consists of the restored houses. In 1984 and 1989, the Spring area had 15,000 residents. By 1989, Old Town Spring became a tourist area. In 1990, the Spring area had 33,111 residents. In 1992, Goodyear movedAmerica to Akron, Ohio.
On July 9, 2014, a mass shooting occurred inside a suburban home, leaving six family members dead, four of them children, and a lone survivor. The suspected shooter, later identified as 33-year-old Ronald Lee Haskell, was apprehended after a standoff that lasted several hours. The shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute between Haskell and his ex-wife, who was the sister of the mother living in the home. Haskell was later charged with six counts of capital murder.
Harris County Precinct 4 operates parks in the Spring CDP. Southwell Park, a 5-acre (2.0 ha) facility located at 27419 Nelson Street, includes the B.F. Clark Community Building, a picnic pavilion with tables and a barbecue pit, one lighted basketball pavilion, barbecue grills, toilets, and two playgrounds with one for children aged 2 through 5 and one for children aged 5 through 12. Bayer Park, a 30-acre (12 ha) facility at 24811 West Hardy Road, includes four lighted softball fields, seven lighted baseball fields, and toilets. Pundt Park is a 380-acre (150 ha) park at 4129 Spring Creek Drive that is being developed as of 2008. The park will have a canoe launch, a pavilion facility with a meeting room and toilets, a playground facility, picnic areas, and a trail system connecting Bayer Park to the Spring Creek Greenway. Predinct 4 also operates the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, south of and adjacent to the Spring CDP at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road.The facility includes the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, an endangered species garden with a beaver pond, a canoe launch, picnic areas, a playground for children aged 6 through 12, a tea house, a trail, and a visitor center.
The Cypresswood Golf club is located at 21602 Cypresswood Drive in the CDP. The club leases the land from Harris County and maintains the facilities.
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Notable locations in zip code 77379: Peter and Sophie Wunderlich Farm (A), Klein Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B), Klein Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (C), Klein Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 (D), Klein Volunteer Fire Department Station 7 (E), Harris County Sheriff's Office - Constable Precinct 4(F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Shopping Centers: Champion Forest Shopping Center (1), Cypresswood Plaza Shopping Center (2), Klein Square I Shopping Center (3), Klein Square II Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in zip code 77379 include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Faith Chapel Assembly of God (B), Saint Ignatius Loyola Church (C), Spring New Beginnings Assembly of God (D), Klein Church (E), Kleinwood Church of Christ (F), Northwest Church of the Nazarene (G), Bethesda Lutheran Home Church (H), Northwest Houston Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: McDougle Cemetery (1), Klein Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in zip code 77379 include: Northwood Park (1), Klein Memorial Stadium (2), Elizabeth Kaiser Meyer Park (3), Cypresswood Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map