| Brenham street
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.
Founded 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
Marker - S. Market & E. Stone St.
City of Brenham
Established in 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
|Main street in
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.
For those with more than a passing interest in Washington
County history, the library sits on the southern end of Fireman's
Maifest - Annual German heritage festival. May
Museum, former Post Office
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.
Silsby Steam Fire Engine circa 1879.
courtesy Washington County Chamber of Commerce
| Brenham's Three
Seas Building in the rain
School Building, Brenham" (Well, it was new in 1908)
|An alley with
|Fall scene in
& Scenic Drives
because Washington County is close to Houston
and Austin, don't think
of it as a day trip. We know you don't want to miss anything, so make
a weekend out of it.
Book Hotel Here Brenham
Washington County Chamber of Commerce
314 S. Austin Street, Brenham, TX 77833
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
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... more
- Mark and Dawn Buschardt, Dallas, Texas, February 10, 2007
"Sergeant" and a search for an old Brenham Home
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
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