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.

1963

Millican was Texas' northernmost railroad terminus when the war between the states began in 1861. It became a vital Confederate shipping point for the area extending to the Red River on the north and to be frontier settlements in the west. The...

From College Station take FM 2154 SE approx. 14 miles to the intersection of FM 2154 and FM 159. This marker was erected by the State as a part of its Civil War Centennial observation.
30.467611, -96.204833
2002

Old Three Hundred Colonist William T. Millican was born in South Carolina about 1780 and came to Texas with his parents and siblings in 1821. They joined Stephen F. Austin's first colony and were granted land in this area on which to make their...

3 mi. NW of Millican on FM 2154, then 1 mi. W on High Prairie Rd.
30.464417, -96.260778
1965

Came to Texas from Tennessee in 1839, and joined "minute men" protecting north frontier from Trinity to Brazos River. Moved to Brazos County; served 1842-1853 in County offices: Deputy Clerk, County Clerk, Surveyor, Chief Justice. Taught school,...

Brazos Courthouse main entrance, 300 East 26th St., Bryan.
30.673694, -96.370861
1986

Land for this cemetery was sold in 1889 by Josef Stasta (1833-1894) to Joseph Mekeska, president of Moravian Brothers Burial Ground. The deed specified the land would be used exclusively for a Moravian cemetery. The cemetery contains eleven grave...

5911 Knightsbridge St., (Copperfield Subdivision), Bryan.
30.680389, -96.293889
1975

Situated where the Old San Antonio Road crossed the Brazos River, this public ferry was begun by Michael Boren (1806-75) about 1846. The ferry and a settlement nearby were named for Daniel Moseley (1787-1856), who took over the service in 1849...

Although the marker is located in Burleson County, it is included because of its proximity to Brazos County.
30.624222, -96.544417
2004

Bryan's St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church began in 1873 with a congregation that drew from the city as well as rural communities in the area. For the next 25 years, the church used existing cemeteries for the burials of parishioners. These...

2811 Old Kurten Rd, between SH 6 Business and SH 6, Bryan.
30.691528, -96.360500
1972

Founded 1870 by Odd Fellows Lodge. Housed in a 2-story frame building. Taught drawing, English, French, German, Greek, Latin, music, philosophy, geometry, trigonometry, science, surveying, penmanship. Had primary to young adult students,...

SE corner of William J. Bryan Pkwy. and Preston Ave., Bryan.
30.673917, -96.367722
2006

Isom Palmer, whose name has various spellings, was born to Martin and Sarah (Hardwick) Parmer. In 1825, the Palmer (Parmer) family moved to Texas, settling near Nacogdoches the next year, and participated in the 1826 Fredonian Rebellion. Palmer...

Bryan City Cemetery, 1111 North Texas Ave., Bryan, Block 3, Lot 8.
30.684030, -96.367110