Tomball, Texas is a small city located in Harris County, just north of Houston. The area was first settled in the mid-1800s by German immigrants who were attracted to the fertile land and abundant natural resources. The city was originally named Peck, after the family who owned much of the land in the area.
In 1907, the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway came through the area and a depot was built, which spurred growth and development in the town. The city was renamed Tomball in honor of state senator Thomas Henry Ball, who played a crucial role in bringing the railway to the area. The city continued to grow and prosper, and by the mid-20th century, Tomball had become a thriving center of commerce and industry.
Today, Tomball is known for its historic downtown area, which features a number of charming shops, restaurants, and other businesses. The city is also home to a number of community events and festivals, including the Tomball German Heritage Festival and the Tomball Farmers Market.