Chambers County was founded in 1858. It
is named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers, an early Texas lawyer.
As of 2010, the population of Chambers
County is 35,096.
Chambers County receives annual
rainfall averages of 49 inches. Several historic storms affected this area,
including Hurricane Alicia in August 1983, Hurricane Rita in September 2005 and
Hurricane Ike in September 2008.
The south and southwestern portions of
the county are situated in the Galveston Bay Area, on the shores of Trinity Bay
and East Bay. A small portion of the southeastern area lies on the Gulf of
Chambers County entered the regular
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in June 1983.
For flood insurance questions, call the NFIP Hotline -
1-800-621-3362.(press 2 for insurance)