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Washington County, Texas


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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Brenham is approximately 16,948 (1994), 15716 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,794 (1990), 5859 (2010).
The amount of land area in Brenham is 19.149 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Brenham to Washington DC is 1281 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 81 miles. (as the crow flies)
Brenham is positioned 30.15 degrees north of the equator and 96.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.


about midway between Houston and Austin
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History & History Related Items

For a great history and more, see the Brenham webpage
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The founding of Brenham


The incorporation of Brenham



Antique Carousel, Brenham Heritage Museum, Burton Farmers Gin, Chappell Hill Historic District, The Citadel, Ellison's Greenhouses, Historic Downtown Brenham shopping & dining, Old Baylor Park, Monastery of St. Clare Miniature Horse Farm, Nueces Canyone Equestrian Resort, Pleasant Hill Winery, Stagecoach Inn, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park -- the "Birthplace of Texas", Star of the Republic Museum, Unity Theatre, 30 bed & breakfast inns, 7 hotels, wide range of restaurants and specialty shops, 5 museums, several art galleries.

Brenham is where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed in 1836. Historical sites abound. Festivals & special events held nearly every weekend. Between mid-March and early May, Brenham is the HEART of the bluebonnet region! A wide range of wildflowers blooms during this time, and a Scenic & Historic Driving Route exists. Free maps are available from the Chamber of Commerce. Call toll-free 1-888-BRENHAM for more information.

Independence Baptist Church and Museum
not far from Brenham in Independence
10405 FM 50.
Open W - Sat 10am - 4pm
Phone: (979) 836-5117
Tour the oldest continual Baptist church in Texas. The Rev. Paul Sevar is a gracious host and will arrange personal tours for groups by appointment. The impressive standing columns and ruins of the original site of Baylor College are close by.

Antique Rose Emporium
Hours: M - Sat 9am - 6pm; Sun 11 am - 5:30pm
Phone: (979) 836-5548.
This is a delightful destination in itself. The Antique Rose Emporium is a nursery, gift shop and display garden created by horticulturist and proprietor Michael Shoup. Selection includes rare antique roses, perennial herbs, gifts and garden-related items.

Blue Bell Creamery
1101 S. Horton St./FM 577
Toll-free: 1-800-327-8135
Hours: M - F 10 am - 3 pm Reservations recommended;The "little creamery in Brenham" is a popular stop for visitors. You can tour the business that made this town famous and enjoy samples in its old-fashioned ice cream shop. Groups of 15 or more require reservations.

Ellison's Greenhouses
1808 S. Horton St.
Hours: M - F 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 3:30 pm.
Call 979-836-0084 for tour information. Ellison's is a breathtaking, working greenhouse located on 5 acres at two sites. Ellison's is famous for its annual poinsettia production, but also features year-round blooms. Tours are available by appointment.

Brenham Heritage Museum
105 S Market St
Brenham, TX 77833-3756
Phone: 979-830-8445
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Brenham City Government

A webpage for Brenham.

Brenham City Hall
210 N Park St
Brenham, TX 77833-3100
Phone: 979-836-7911

Brenham Historical Events

Music and dancing played an important part of the social life ofBrenham Texas in the 1960's. Roy Head and the Traits, FreddyKoenig and the Jades, and B J Thomas and the Triumphs were amongthe live bands that played Brenham and the near-by dance halls.Some of the singers and bands are still active in the 1990's.See Fred Koenig's Website for more information.

Brenham Chamber

This page is sponsored by the Brenham Chamber of Commerce
Contact the chamber by e-mail at:

Washington Chamber Of Commerce
314 S Austin St
Brenham, TX 77833-3614
Phone: 979-836-3695

Brenham Organizations

This page is sponsored by the Brenham Chamber of Commerce
Contact the chamber by e-mail at:

Washington Chamber Of Commerce
314 S Austin St
Brenham, TX 77833-3614
Phone: 979-836-3695

Brenham Libraries

Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library
100 W Academy St
Brenham, TX 77833-3107
Phone: 979-277-1271

W L Moody Jr Library
902 College Ave
Brenham, TX 77833-4049
Phone: 979-830-4250

Brenham Schools

Brenham School District Administration
711 E Mansfield St
Brenham, TX 77833-4970
Phone: 979-277-6500 Brenham


The area code for Brenham is 979.

Brenham is the county seat for Washington County, which is revered as the "Birthplace of Texas."

$ 50,800 is the average appraised value of a home in Brenham

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