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.

1965

Native of Missouri. Member of prominent family who were Texas statesmen, planters, developers. Grandson of Moses Austin, who obtained from Mexico charter for American Colony in Texas, but died before making settlement. Nephew of Stephen F. Austin...

N side of courthouse square; 300 East 26th St., Bryan.
30.673667, -96.370778
1969

Center of cultural and civic activities in Bryan since 1903. Established through inspiration of the Mutual Improvement Club (renamed the Woman's Club, 1909) under the leadership of Mmes. Lucy Miley Brandon and Rose Fountain Howell, who with...

111 South Main St., Bryan. The text marker at this location is the result of a State-approved local project. The marker was cast locally, which is why it does not resemble the more familiar historical markers. It appears the medallion was obtained at a separate time.
30.673028, -96.373417
1984

In 1831, Richard Carter (1789-1863), Virginia native and War of 1812 veteran, came from Alabama and received a grant of land within the Stephen F. Austin Colony at the site of what is now the City of College Station. He became one of the area's...

1800 Brazoswood Dr. at the entrance to Richard Carter Park; College Station.
30.635833, -96.308667
1995

Attorney William R. Cavitt (1849-1924) purchased a city block here in 1875, the year he married Mary Mitchell. Cavitt became Brazos County Attorney in 1878 and about 1880 he and Mary built a brick Italianate residence here. Cavitt later served as...

713 E. 30th St., Bryan.
30.666556, -96.367139
1993

In 1871 Texas Governor Edmund Davis appointed three Commissioners to select a site for the newly established Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M College). The Commissioners chose this location in large part because of the...

On the Texas A&M campus, on Old Main Drive just E of its intersection with Welborn Rd. (FM 2154), College Station.
30.612861, -96.344694
2011

The Civil War and its aftermath greatly affected Brazos County. War halted progress of the Houston & Texas Central Railway and made Millican a boomtown. After the war, the railroad created a new town, Bryan City, and brought a need for men...

The marker is located at the grave site of William Edward Saunders, near the front of the cemetery in Block 15 Lot 33. Enter through the old gate on the left as you face the cemetery from North Texas Avenue, take your first right and drive until the road Ts in front of you, then you will see it on the left.
30.683333, -96.367861
2005

In 1920, David J. Finn and other Texas A&M electrical engineering students attempted to broadcast the football game at Oklahoma A&M via ham radio. When the plan failed they used a telephone backup, relaying game updates to fans gathered...

College Station, West side of Kyle Field, Wellborn Road (FM 2154), on TAMU campus, College Station.
30.609194, -96.341389
1991

Completed in 1925 for the family of prominent Bryan merchant Eugene Edge (1879-1954) and his wife Cora Zulch (d. 1939), this two-and-one-half story brick house reflects the Georgian Revival style. Defining features include its symmetrical...

609 S. Ennis, Bryan.
30.665000, -96.365972