in a Pecan Shell|
A timeline of significant events in College Station's history:
The Houston and Texas Central Railway built through the area
The site was chosen as the location for the proposed Texas A&M College
Texas A & M opened it's doors
1877: The post office is named College
1883: The depot is completed
1884: The population
1910: Electric Interurban service is established between
College Station and Bryan (discontinued in 1923)
1938: College Station
1940: Population reaches 2,184 inhabitants (not including
1942: Ernest Langford, the "Father of College Station"
was elected mayor, serving for twenty-six years.
1950: Population reaches
7,898 inhabitants, including students.
1960: Population 11,396
1990: Population reaches 52,456
College Station AttractionsThe
George Bush Presidential Library
Valley Museum of Natural History (Bryan)
Theater in College Station, Texas|
Photo courtesy Billy
Smith, March 1989