Beauchamps Springs

By: Gunnar Brune

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Updated: January 13, 2016

Beauchamps Springs is a group of springs at the foot of Johnson Street in Houston, Harris County (at 29°47' N, 95°22' W). In the early days of Houston the springs were the city's chief water supply. The water feeds a pond covered with water hyacinths. Confederates had a campsite at the spring during the Civil War. On April 11, 1978, the water flow was only 1.7 gallons per minute. Heavy groundwater pumping in the vicinity has greatly lowered the water table.

Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).

  • Houston
  • Upper Gulf Coast
  • East Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Gunnar Brune, “Beauchamps Springs,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994
January 13, 2016

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