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Brazos County, Texas

77801, 77802, 77803, 77807, 77808

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Page Contents for Bryan, Texas

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History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Bryan is approximately 65,660 (1999), 76201 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 23,007 (1990), 27725 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bryan is 84.589 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bryan is 32.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.177 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bryan to Washington DC is 1263 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 86 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bryan is positioned 30.66 degrees north of the equator and 96.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bryan elevation is 367 feet above sea level.
Bryan average annual rainfall is 39 inches per year
Bryan average temperature is 68 degrees F.


95 miles northwest of Houston, mostly flat and with gently rolling hills. Located in Brazos County in east central Texas, about 140 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. Austin is about 104 miles and San Antonio about 166 miles.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a History page for Bryan.

The area that is now Bryan was part of a land grant to Moses Austin by Spain in 1821. It was colonized by Stephen F. Austin, his son. Austin, Texas is named after his son also. First established in 1859 on 640 acres, Bryan now has over 20,000 acres (32.3 sq mi). Named for William Joel Bryan, who was a nephew of Stephen F. Austin, the Texas pioneer. His family came with Austin when he first came to start a colony in Texas. Bryan did not really begin to emerge until 1860 when the Houston & Texas Central Railroad arrived.

The county seat for Brazos County was moved from Boonville to Bryan in 1866 when the local residents voted in the change. Bryan was incorporated in 1871. College Station, nearby, is home to Texas A&M University, which is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state. The University is an important part of the community which attracts a broad economic base. There is much agriculture here.
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The settling of Bryan


The founding of Bryan



Bryan is the County seat of Brazos County.

Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Brazos Center
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, TX 77802-3015
Phone: (979) 776-2195
Live animal exhibits, visiting displays and year-round children's activities make the Brazos Valleymuseum a place for the entire family. Along with fossils and skeletal remains found in the BrazosValley, the museum also displays a profound mural painted by local artist Emma Stark featuringBrazos Valley life more than 12,000 years ago. The museum is open from 8 am. to 5 pm. Mondaythrough Friday and 10 am. to 5 pm. on Saturdays.

Bush Presidential Library and museum
located in nearby College Station

Bryan's Historical Districts
Phone: 979-821-3409
Bryan's rich heritage is reflected in its historical buildings and the stories of those responsible forbuilding a strong community. Along with the revitalized downtown buildings are the nearby homesand schools east and west of Texas Avenue. Many are listed on the National Register of HistoricalPlaces and some have historical markers.

The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley
202 S. Bryan
Bryan, Texas
Phone: 979-779-KIDS
Opened in 1997 The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley provides fun, hands-on exhibits in alearning environment. Children can shop for groceries, paint a car, build, act, and act as doctors andpuppeteers in addition to learning about ancient history and basic physics. The museum is acrossfrom Old Bryan Marketplace and is open Wednesday - Saturday from 10 am. to 5 pm., Sundayform 1 pm. to 5 pm. and Tuesdays for group tours and birthday parties by appointment only.

Brazos Valley Telephone Museum
422 Dellwood
Bryan, Texas
Phone: (979) 779-3414Open Sundays 2 pm - 5 pm.
A showplace of telephone history, the museum welcomes individuals at the times listed above and group tours by appointment.

Messina Hof Wine Cellars
4545 Old Reliance Road
Bryan, Texas
Phone: (979) 778-9463
The fastest growing and most awarded winery in the state is open daily for wine tasting and tours ofthe vineyard, historical winery building and barrel room. Other highlights include a guest center, a bedand breakfast and an Italian restaurant.

An information guide for the Bryan-College Station area.
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Economy & Industry

much of the area is agricultural with cattle, corn, cotton, eggs, hay and sorghum as the main products.
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Bryan City Government

The City of Bryan

Bryan has a City Manager/City Council with an elected mayor

Bryan City Hall
300 S Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77803-3937
Phone: 979-361-3600

Bryan Chamber

Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce
4001 E 29th St # 175
Bryan, TX 77805
Phone: 979-260-5200
Fax: 979-260-5208

Bryan Organizations

Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce
4001 E 29th St # 175
Bryan, TX 77805
Phone: 979-260-5200
Fax: 979-260-5208

Bryan Libraries

Bryan Public Library
201 E. 26th Street
Bryan, Texas 77803
Phone: 979/361-3715

Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History
111 S. Main St.
Bryan, TX
Telephone: 979-821-9330
This is the oldest Carnegie Library still standing in Texas. It was constructed in 1903 and restored in 1999. The restored library was officially re-dedicated on 10 July 1999 and named the Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley

The Carnegie Center features an expanding collection of genealogical materials, including 10 computers connected to the Internet (courtesy of Cox Communications); 4 computers to use with several hundreds ofcompact disks. The second floor houses the genealogical collection and on the first floor is a collection of local history documents and photographs, rare books, Texana and a miniature doll house. On microfilm you can research in early day editions of the Eagle newspaper and the Galveston newspapers.

Bryan Schools

Bryan Independent School District
101 N Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77803-5315
Phone: 979-361-5200


Texas A&M University in nearby College Station
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: 979-845-3211

Blinn College Bryan


The population of Bryan was:
1990 - 55,002
1995 - 61,000
1999 - 61,400
2000 - 65,660

The Median age in Bryan is 29.1 years

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