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Bryan College Station – Brief History

Bryan College Station historyBryan College Station is located right in the middle of the Texaplex (Dallas, Houston, Austin) and is a growing community.  One of the great things about the B/CS is that it doesn’t feel like it holds the 90,000 residents that currently live in Aggieland.

Home to Texas A&M University, College Station owes its beginnings to TAMU. As the first state institution for higher education, Texas A&M College was inaugurated in 1876. College Station was named by the U.S. Postal Service in 1877. The name reflected the train station that brought in campus administrators, teachers, and students.

The City of College Station municipal government was incorporated in 1938 after a petition to the Texas A&M College Board of Directors.  The board supported the idea, and College Station city planning began. The first City Council meeting was held at the Administration Building on the TAMU campus.

The City of Bryan was build around a 1 acre tract that William Joel Bryan sold to railroad directors. After a vote to move the Brazos County seat from Wellborn to Bryan, the city continued to grow into a county leader. Formally incorporated in 1871, Bryan benefited from the later formation of Texas A&M and College Station.

The “twin cities” of Bryan and College Station have a past filled with luck and determination.

The Bryan College Station housing market has successfully weathered the housing market downfall that most of the nation has endured. The healthy housing market owes thanks to the continued growth of A&M University, Research Valley, and the overall growth of the Bryan College Station area.


1 Comment
  • zarealestate on November 29, 2010

    Absolutely, there are plenty of great resources for both Bryan and College Station histories. Here’s a few:
    City of Bryan
    Project HOLD for College Station

    There’s a lot of interesting history in the area. Checking out the surrounding towns of Brenham, Caldwell, Calvert, and Hearne will give you even more insight to our lucky little twin-cities!

    Thanks for the comment!

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