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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

Hillsboro Country Club

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

Nacona Lake Parks

Weldon Robb Park * Located at mid-lake at the end of FM 2634. From Nocona, take FM 103 north and turn east on 2634. ...

Four Seasons Resort & Club -Tournament Players

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 45 days...

Granbury City Beach

This beautiful beach of white sand has tiki huts, restrooms, a large concession stand, a childrens area and a relaxing day at...

Fairfield Lake Widlife Viewing

Surrounding woods are oak, hickory, cedar, elm, dogwood, and redbud, which offer sanctuary for many species of birds, and mar...