Brazos County Historical Markers
NUMBER OF MARKERS IN COUNTY- 80
Have - 61 Need - 19
La Salle Hotel
26th January, 2019 - More new markers, time to revisit
Brazos County is named for the Brazos River and the county seat is Bryan. It is surprising to me that we waited until 2010 to visit Brazos County as it is relatively close to Round Rock and we do visit Houston quite often as Steve's parents live in Jersey Village. We stayed at the La Salle hotel (it has its own historical marker) which I really liked, it is a modern boutique hotel right in the center of downtown Bryan. It gave me the opportunity to walk around the town of Bryan which has some really neat old homes. Brazos County has two main towns Bryan being the first, College Station being the second. They are really quite different from one another Bryan feels like it's small country town with an old downtown complete with an old theater. College Station is full of strip malls and fast food restaurants everything that a college town needs to survive. College Station has grown up around sprawling A & M University. University itself have several markers which took several hours to locate as the university is so large.
Brazos County has a very active historical commission and one of the best websites I've found for historical markers, complete with history of each historical marker is in the county and what happened to them if they are lost - brazoscountyhistory.org/. The county adds several new markers each year and there are a few old we still yet to capture so a new visit is in order. Brazos County does tend to replace their markers if something unforeseen happens to them but the marker for the Brazos River appears to be gone for good "In a despicable, mangy act unbecoming of a proud citizen of the State of Texas, this marker was stolen from its location along Highway 21, near the Brazos River, around 1998. We want our marker back! If you have any knowledge of its whereabouts, please contact Brazos County Crime Stoppers at 979-775-8477 or return it to the Carnegie Library in Bryan. Reward. No questions asked" is the text from the website. As you see there is some passion for their historical markers in Brazos County