County Seat of Washington
County is the center of any visit. In fact you could think of
as a large under populated city with very picturesque neighborhoods
and really really big yards with cows. It will make your trip.
1843. Named for Richard Fox Brenham (1810-1843), Republic of Texas
patriot. Railhead and supply center in Civil War. Blinn Memorial College
founded here, 1883. Center for farming, trade and manufacturing. Home
of famous annual Maifest, colorful folk tradition. Historical sites
Marker - S. Market & E. Stone St.
City of Brenham
1844; named in honor of Dr. Richard Fox Brenham; 1810-1843, surgeon
in the army of the Republic of Texas; member of the Mier
Expedition; killed at Salado, Mexico; February 11, 1843
Architecturally, downtown has some fine examples of the brick
mason's art, while the residences in the older parts of Brenham show
off the skills of the carpenter.
The Carousel in Fireman's Park is only one of eight in the
state, and may be the first of it's kind to be seen by younger visitors,
who have only seen them in movies and books.
The Brenham Heritage Museum is in the former Post Office at
105 S. Market. Housed next to the museum, is a rare horse-drawn Silsby
Steam Fire Engine circa 1879.
For those with more than a passing interest in Washington County history,
the library sits on the southern end of Fireman's Park.
Maifest - Annual German heritage festival. May
> Book Hotel
| Brenham street
Museum, former Post Office
| Brenham's Three
Seas Building in the rain
|An alley with
|Fall scene in
Area Destinations & Scenic Drives
Washington County Chamber of Commerce
314 S. Austin Street, Brenham, TX 77833
County map showing Brenham
(Below "I-N" in W-A-S-H-I-N-G-T-O-N")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
remember an old Black man, who dressed in khaki and rode a horse with
a pony in tow, selling rides (for a nickel or dime) on the pony. I
believe he was a WWI veteran - and I only remember him as 'Sergeant.'
He rode up and down the graded roads whistling a tune." - Melissa
Brown (the girl on pony)
Yellow Fever Cemetery
Dear TE, Glad to find your magazine. We did not think anyone knew
of or cared about the Old Yellow Fever Cemetery in Brenham... It
would be a shame to let it deteriate any further. I was informed
by Mrs. Stavena that the Masons were going to help keep the cemetery
up. They have a clean-up day I think the weekend of April 14, 07...
- Mark and Dawn Buschardt, Dallas, Texas, February 10, 2007
Brenham's "Sergeant" and a search
for an old Brenham Home
Dear TE, This [photo] is an
old house in Brenham that I lived in around 1950-1953 when I was
about two... more - Melissa
Brown, Spring, Texas, October 30, 2006