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Washington, Texas

Originally known as Washington-on-the-Brazos or Old Washington, the town was established in 1834 near the location of a Brazos River ferry that had operated since 1822. The town achieved prominence during the Texas Revolution in 1836 as the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the drafting of the Constitution of the newly born Republic of Texas. From 1842 to 1846, Washington-on-the-Brazos served as the capital of the Republic. Through the 1840's and 1850's, the town flourished as a retail and commercial center for the cotton-producing Brazos Valley.

The little village today (southeast of Bryan-College Station) lies just off Texas 105 between Brenham and Navasota.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Washington, TX

Heritage House

Built in 1927 to serve as home for the president of Texas A&M University, the Heritage House has been restored to its origina...

Texas Pioneer Trail

Columbus is one of many pivotal points along the Texas Pioneer Trail covering Washington, Fayette, Colorado and Austin counti...

Yorktown Country Club

SemiPrivate - Nine Holes. ...

Oakridge Country Club

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

Bridgeport Historical Museum

The Bridgeport Historical Museum houses artifacts and displays that showcase the city's history from the late 19th century. E...