Sealy is a city in Austin County in southeastern Texas, United States, within theHouston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population was 6,019 at the 2010 census.Sealy is located 50 miles (80 km) west of the downtown Houston area.
San Felipe, Texas sold part of its original 22,000-acre (8,900 ha) township to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad to create Sealy in 1879. Sealy gets its name after business tycoon and majority stock holder of the GCSF RR, George Sealy of Galveston. In 1881, Daniel Haynes, a cotton gin builder, filled a request for a cotton-filled mattress which started a company. He named this the Sealy Mattress Company after the town. Business grew exponentially, which led to more innovation and several patents, such as a machine that compressed cotton.