Bellville is a small city in the state of Texas, and serves as the seat of historic Austin County.

Bellville is a small, yet growing community right in the heart of Texas. We think you’ll agree we have a lot more going for us than just a pretty place, and we hope any available statistical information will help you say “yes” to Bellville. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to request more information.

Bellville was named for Thomas B. Bell, one of Stephen F. Austin’s earliest colonists, after he and his brother donated land for the new county seat established by voters in 1846.


Bellville is located in southern Austin County.
Elevation is listed at 292 ft (89 m),
and most areas of Bellville remain high & dry with
no flooding problems.

Bellville has a total area of 2.7 square miles.

Sealy, on Interstate 10, is 13 miles (16 km) to the south
Brenham, on Hwy 290, is 18 miles (29 km) to the northwest
Hempstead, on Hwy 290, is 15 miles (24 km) to the northeast
Downtown Houston is 64 miles (103 km) to the southeast via Sealy and Interstate 10, with access via Hempstead and Hwy 290, or even FM 529.

State Highway 36 and State Highway 159 intersect at Bellville, as do FM 529, FM 1456, and FM 2429.


29∞56 250 3N 96∞15 231 3W
Austin County Texas
United States
ZIP code 77418
Area code 979

FIPS code 48-07432
GNIS feature ID 1372492

Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)



The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate System describes the weather as humid subtropical.





We have a small public Airport,
Grawunder Field (06R) Bellville,Texas
Airport information as published on November 30, 2000

Lat/Long: 29-56-30.812N / 096-14-45.868W
(29.9418922 / -96.2460744)
Elevation: 289 ft. / 88.1 m (surveyed),
South End of RY Elev 45 Ft Lower than North End.
Variation: 06E (1985)
From city: 1 mile SE of Bellville, Texas


Bellville is served by an aldermanic form of government with city-owned and operated utilities. Many state and county offices are conveniently located in the Austin County Courthouse. The city also has a local school district; a Christian-based private school, Public Library, The Bellville Times, a weekly newspaper, four financial institutions, and a variety of small businesses, manufacturers and other industry. Some added resources of Bellville are available housing, and convenient sites for clean industrial and retail development.


Bellville Police: Municipal
11 full-time officers
3 reserve officers


Bellville Volunteer Fire Department
50 members maintaining 4 fire stations,
2 inside the city limits of Bellville and 2 located in the county.
Members of the Texas State Fireman’s & Fire Marshall’s Association (SFFMA). 979-865-2324


Electricity: LCRA electrical power is supplied to residents of Bellville through the City and residents of Austin County through San Bernard Electric Cooperative whose headquarters are in Bellville. (Electricity is a deregulated utility in the State of Texas. Consumers may shop for competitive rates from a variety of retail electric providers.)

Natural Gas: Provider: City of Bellville, Southeastern Gas Company furnishes natural gas to Bellville.

Phone Provider: AT&T
DSL/Broadband Available Yes
NewWave Business – Advanced Communication Solutions

High-speed internet and cable television service are available to residents.

Water Provider: City of Bellville | Source: Wells

Sewer Provider: City of Bellville


Bellville Independent School District serves Bellville.

List of Schools in Bellville:
Bellville High School (Grades 9-12)
Bellville Junior High School (Grades 6-8)
O’Bryant Intermediate School (4-5)
O’Bryant Primary School (PK-3)
West End Elementary School (K-5)
Faith Academy of Bellville (PK-12)
Blinn College has campuses in nearby Brenham and Sealy

Colleges/Universities with over 2,000 students nearest to Bellville:
Blinn College (approx.18 mi; Brenham; Full-Time enrollment: 8,959)
Prairie View A&M University (approx.19 mi; FT enroll: 7,517)
Wharton County Junior College (approx. 45 mi; FT enroll: 5,009)
Texas A & M University – College Station (approx. 47 mi; FT enroll: 46,550)
Houston Baptist University (approx. 48 mi; FT enroll: 2,340)
Lone Star College System (approx. 49 mi; The Woodlands; FT enroll: 45,205)
Universal Technical Institute of TX (approx. 51 mi; Houston; FT enroll: 3,236)


Bellville Medical Center: Bellville Hospital District
44 North Cummings, Bellville
From emergency care to in-patient care.
A licensed 32-bed acute care center, fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC).
Local EMS: Yes


The Bellville Public Library has about 30,000 volumes, which includes books, magazines, audio books, videos and various directories and reference books. Many historical records relating to Austin County are also available in different formats. 12 West Palm Street, 979-865-3731


Americas Best Value Inn 979-885-3707 Countryside Inn 979-885-7407 Holiday Inn Express 979-877-0700 Super 8 Motel 979-885-2121 Occupancy (Local) Rate: 7%


Banking institutions with branches in Bellville:

Compass Bank
The First National Bank of Bellville
Austin County State Bank


The Bellville Times (weekly)
Austin County News Online (online)

The information provided in this site was gathered from various sources considered reliable and is subject to errors and omissions. The accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed and is subject to change without notice.