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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

Royal Oaks Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Bonham Lake

Bonham Lake is a 1,020 acres lake with a Recreation Area on the east side of the lake providing a public boat ramp, handicap ...

Gibbons Creek Lake Parks

TMPA PARK * Located 2 miles north of Carlos, Texas on FM 244. Take FM 30 20 miles east from College Station to Carlos. T...

I Care Fitness Center & Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Granbury Opera House

A variety of theater productions from musicals,romantic comedies, holiday theme shows and much, much more. Call or please che...