BROWNWOOD

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Population 18,752

Altitude 1,342


General

Established in 1856, city became one of the state's largest cotton-buying centers. Oil discovered in 1920s; substantial industrial development in recent decades. A number of fine old structures of native sandstone... homes, a former mill, stores, and schools...are reminders of city's history. Home of Howard Payne University.

U.S. Department of Agriculture's W.R. Poage Pecan Field Station located here since 1939; 16 new varieties developed since 1953.

Brownwood lies on U.S. 183, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.

BROWN COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY

CAMP BOWIE MEMORIAL PARK

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR ACADEMY OF FREEDOM

LAKE BROWNWOOD STATE PARK


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