Spring is part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. While the name “Spring” is applied to a large area of northern Harris County and a smaller area of southern Montgomery County, the original town of Spring is known as Old Town Spring.
LDS Members make up 1.21% of the state of Texas’ population with 1.1% of population of Spring being LDS.
Joseph Smith sent Lucien Woodworth to Austin in 1844 to meet with Sam Houston to negotiate the purchasing of large amounts of land. The negotiations ended with the death of Joseph. In 1845 Lyman Wight, known as “The Wild Ram of the Mountains” led 200 Mormons to Texas. They were attracted to the soon-to-be state for its warmer climate and the prospects of converting American Indians to their religion.