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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS

Brazos County, Central Texas S
State Highway 6,
FM 2154, 2818 and 60
adjoining Bryan
21 miles N of Navasota
50 miles W of Huntsville
90 miles NW of Houston

Population: 67,890 (2000) 52,443(1990)

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Texas A&M clock tower
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History in a Pecan Shell

A timeline of significant events in College Station's history:
1860: The Houston and Texas Central Railway built through the area
1871: The site was chosen as the location for the proposed Texas A&M College
1876: Texas A & M opened it's doors
1877: The post office is named College Station
1883: The depot is completed
1884: The population reaches 350
1910: Electric Interurban service is established between College Station and Bryan (discontinued in 1923)
1938: College Station is incorporated
1940: Population reaches 2,184 inhabitants (not including students)
1942: Ernest Langford, the "Father of College Station" was elected mayor, serving for twenty-six years.
1950: Population reaches 7,898 inhabitants, including students.
1960: Population 11,396
1990: Population reaches 52,456
History and People
  • Texas A & M University - A Very Brief History
  • Dana X. Bible and the Twelfth Man by Archie P. McDonald
    Dana Xenophon Bible, football coach of the Aggies and Longhorns
  • 100-year-old Aggie by Bob Bowman
    When William B Holsonbake of Hughes Springs celebrated his 100th birthday last May 15, someone asked him how he had managed to become a centurion "Well," he said with a twinkle in his eyes, "it could have been because I was an Aggie."...
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  • The George Bush Presidential Library
  • Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History (Bryan)

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    Campus Theater in College Station, Texas
    Photo courtesy Billy Smith, March 1989
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