A Brief History of Alief, Texas

For a very detailed description of Alief History, see our Wikipedia page (link).


  • 1861 — A flood prone prairie known as Dairy, located 15 miles Southwest of Houston at the Brays Bayou headwaters, had farms for rice, corn, cattle, cotton and diary
  • 1889 — San Antonio & Aransas Pass RR granted right of way. In 1904 a depot was built on High Star where the AISD stadium is now located
  • 1894 — Dr John Magee, DDS and his wife Alief Ozelda Morris  settled in Dairy
  • 1896 — Alief was named postmistress and the U.S. Post Office was established in their home. Population: 25. First school built (2 rooms, grades 1-7)
  • 1987 — This postal area was named Alief, not Dairy to avoid confusion with another town called Daisy.
  • 1899 — Mrs. Alief Magee died and was buried on their home property, reinterred in the Alief Cemetery at the corner of Bellaire Boulevard and Dairy-Ashford Road in 1935.
  • 1900 — Alief was again devastated by The GREAT hurricane (which destroyed Galveston). Most of Alief’s 30 families fled; many returned by 1904
  • 1905 — Alief Cotton Gin opened on Alief Clodine Rd., later The Red Barn Picture Framing business until 2003, when it was razed so the land could be used as a retention pond for the Westpark Toll Road
  • 1906 — Nancy Lloyd, first woman elected to Dairy School board.
  • 1909 — Harris County Flood Control District established here.
  • 1911 — Alief Independent School District established; built a 3-story school.
  • 1912 — Mr. A.J. Martin (an elementary school is named for him) built a home on Cook Road. Its grounds have held the Alief Pet Cemetery since 1917.
  • 1917 — Dairy School District became an I.S.D. and was renamed Alief. Hastings family (storekeepers) became postmasters. (The first Alief high school was named after him.)
  • 1926 — 11th grade added for the school district
  • 1935 — Electric service brought to Alief. Population between 150 – 200
  • 1940 — 12th grade added for the school district
  • 1943 — Telephone service brought to Alief
  • 1977 — Houston began annexing areas of Alief which are now within the Super Neighborhood boundaries
  • 2000 — Alief Super Neighborhood #25 was recognized by the Mayor’s Office in a ceremony on June 22, 2000.

Upcoming Events

  1. Alief Super Neighborhood Monthly Meeting

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Alief Community Garden Farmers Market

    December 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Houston Police Charity Soccer Game

    December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Message List

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