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BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS

30 40' 0" N, 96 22' 0" W (30.666667, -96.366667)
Population: 220,417 est. (2016) 194,851 (2010)
Total area: 591 square miles (1,530 km2)
585 square miles (1,520 km2) land
5.8 square miles (15 km2) (1.0%) water

Brazos County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Brazos County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Burleson County (SW) Grimes County (E) Madison County (NE) Robertson County (NWt) Washington County (S)

    Brazos County History

    Historical Marker:

    BRAZOS COUNTY

    1936 text:
    Created from Robertson and Washington Counties in 1841. First called Navasota, changed 1842 to Brazos after two rivers on county's boundaries. Organized in 1843, with Boonville as county seat; Bryan county seat since 1866. Area originally included in Stephen F. Austin's Second Colony, 1828. Became a part of the Washington municipality, 1837, under the Mexican government. First railroad reached Millican in 1860. A. & M. University opened, 1876. Economy based on agricultural, industrial and educational activities.

    Replacement text, 2000:
    Brazos County, part of Stephen F. Austin's colony, was created from Washington County in 1841. It was first named Navasota County, with Boonville as the county seat. In 1842 the name was changed to Brazos County. Through the Civil War, Millican, located at the end of the railroad from Houston, was a major town. When the railroad was continued through the county, Bryan became the county seat in 1866. The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M) opened in 1876 and College Station grew around it, incorporating in 1938.

    Brazos County Courthouse
    Texas Brazos County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Brazos County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Bryan
    Book Hotel - Bryan Hotels | College Station Hotels
  • Allenfarm
  • Boonville Ghost town, former county seat
  • Bryan County seat
  • College Station
  • Edge
  • Harvey
  • Kurten
  • Macey ghost town
  • Mudville
  • Wellborn
  • Zack ghost town

  • Brazos County Vintage Maps
    TX Brazos County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Brazos County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Brazos County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Brazos County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Brazos County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Brazos County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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