Brazos County Historic Markers

Use the page numbers at the bottom of the page to navigate the historical markers listed below. Click on the thumbnail images to see a larger size image, and click the title of each historic marker to see more information about it.

Also available online is an interactive Google map of historic markers in Brazos County.

1996

Formal education for African Americans in Brazos County began as a result of the Public School Act of 1871. Classes were held in many small community and church-related schools, and by 1923 there were 127 African American students in the A&M...

1000 Eleanor St., College Station.
30.599083, -96.330833
1974

There was a schoolhouse near this site in 1854 when, according to tradition, the first interment was made here. That early grave, for a child by the name of Whitley, had no marker and has been lost. This land was part of a one-league headright...

From the intersection of SH 6 and FM 974 (North Bryan) take FM 974 north approximately 5.3 miles to Alexander Rd.; then NW on Alexander Rd. approximately .9 mile to Alexander Cemetery Rd., then on Cemetery Road approximately .1 mile to cemetery.
30.780778, -96.383972
1968

Organized in 1854 by Robert Alexander, Circuit Rider. First church built of hand-hewn logs in 1856 by early settlers, George Fullerton, Hugh Henry, Jim Walker, John Walker, E.W. Thompson and others. Ten acres of church land donated by Eliz...

From the intersection of SH 6 and FM 974 (North Bryan) take FM 974 north approximately 5.3 miles to Alexander Rd., then NW on Alexander Rd. approximately .9 mile to Alexander Cemetery Rd., then on cemetery road approximately .1 mile.
30.781583, -96.384056
1978

This school originated as Madison Academy, founded in 1886 in Madisonville by John Hodges Allen (1854-1920), an educator from Mississippi. When his brother Rivers O. Allen (1865-1925) joined him in 1896, the institution became Allen Academy, a...

At the corner of East 22nd St. and Ursuline Ave., Bryan
30.676139, -96.362778
2012

Methodism among African American Texans predates the Civil War with the first church being established in 1848. The earliest known African American minister in Brazos county was Reverend Emmanuel Hammitt who served under Reverend W.S. South....

30.677202, -96.368315
1990

The state of Texas granted a charter for an independent school district to encompass the Texas A&M College campus in 1909.

2100 block of Welsh Avenue (Welsh Avenue side of football stadium), College Station.
30.591389, -96.319389
1980

Built for Onah (Ward) Astin (d. 1944), the wife of cotton planter James H. Astin (d. 1897), this house was designed by the Waco firm of Howard Messer and S. Wemyss Smith. Construction began in 1901 and was completed two years later. The exterior...

600 East 29th St., Bryan.
30.670417, -96.368528
2008

AREA PIONEER, MARY A. WILLIAMS, DONATED LAND FOR THIS BURIAL GROUND TO BETHEL CHURCH IN 1869. IT HAS SERVED RESIDENTS OF THE HARVEY COMMUNITY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA SINCE THAT TIME. THE CEMETERY IS NAMED OLD BETHEL BECAUSE OF ITS CLOSE...

Located in the Harvey Community. From Bryan, go east on William J. Bryan Pkwy (FM 158). (The name of the road changes to Boonville Road on the east side of SH 6.) Go 6 miles to the intersection of FM 158 and Hwy 30 (Harvey Road). Continue east on Hwy 30 for .9 miles to Hardy Weedon Road. Turn left on Hardy Weedon Road and go .6 miles. The cemetery is on the left and enclosed by a chain link fence.
30.655280, -96.254840