BRENHAM

Population 12,445

Altitude 350


General

This county seat is situated in the east central part of Washington County on a part of the league of land granted to a settler under colonization laws of Coahuila and Texas. Its pronounced German population began settling here in the 1860s. Home of Blinn College, Texas' first county wide junior college, founded in 1883.

An antique carousel, only one of 12 in Texas, is the only example of a C.W. Parker Carousel with Hershell-Spillman horses; manufactured prior to 1910; in Firemen's Park. Visitors can view the beautiful carnival ride at any time. Group tours, which includes a ride on the carousel, may be arranged by calling 409-836-7911.

Brenham lies on Texas 36, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.

Brenham lies along the Texas Pioneer Trail covering four-county area. For additional information and map, contact the local chamber of commerce.

BLUE BELL CREAMERIES

BURTON FARMERS GIN

ELLISON'S GREENHOUSES

MONASTERY OF ST. CLARE MINIATURE HORSE FARM

TEXAS BASEBALL HALL OF FAME MUSEUM


Attractions

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