Brenham, Texas

Brenham, the county seat, is situated in the east central part of Washington County which is home to more than 120 historic sites and markers, many from the Texas Revolution era. The Texas Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed in this county and a state historical park is located on the site. It was settled on a part of the league of land granted to a settler under colonization laws of Coahuila and Texas. Its predominantly German population began settling here in the 1860's. Brenham is the home of Blinn College, Texas' first county-owned junior college, founded 1883.

Brenham's "Main Street" district is the heart and soul of Washington County. The historic downtown features a variety of shopping opportunities. Brenham was named a "National Main Street City" for the two consecutive years, 2001 and 2002.

Bluebonnets and other wildflowers bloom in profusion along county roads in March and April. The chamber of commerce provides a free "Bluebonnet Trails" map, which outlines the most scenic route for viewing.

Brenham lies halfway between Houston and Austin on State Hwy 290 and on Texas 36, which is a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.

Attractions near Brenham, Texas

Chisholm Trail Memorial Park

This small park pays tribute to the cattle drives to the Chisholm Trail. This was the last stop in Texas before heading to no...

Garza Theatre

One of the first movie theaters in West Texas, opened in 1920 featuring silent films; 1929 adapted to sound; closed in 1957. ...

Valley Nature Center

Is composed of a half-mile nature trail winding its way through five acres of native Valley vegetation and also includes butt...

Fairway Oaks Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Martin Creek Lake State Park

Martin Creek Lake State Park consists of 286.9 acres. It is located just 5 miles south of Tatum on Highway 43. Facilit...


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