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Former Brazos County Historical Commission member Rosemary Boykin died on Sunday, June 15, 2008, in College Station, Texas. As a member of the BCHC, Rosemary, with the help of her husband, Cal, conducted the first survey of all historic markers in Brazos County. She was also responsible for the research and writing that led to the approval of the Steele's Store historic marker. Even after she left the BCHC, she continued to contribute to local preservation efforts and was a cherished member of our community.

In honor of Historic Preservation Month (as designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Texas Historical Commission), the Brazos County Historical Commission has developed a bookmark to help raise awareness of the commission, its mission, and its new website. View the bookmark here, or stop by a nearby library, bookstore, or museum to get your own.

If you've ever wanted to learn about the rich history of the Brazos Valley, you now have another great resource in this Brazos County Historical Commission website. Primarily developed to educate the public about historic resources in Brazos County, as well as encourage local historic preservation and tourism, we have included several useful research tools. These include an interactive map of area historic markers and original research documents ("narratives") submitted to the State of Texas as part of the application to obtain these markers. Until now, these narratives have been virtually unavailable to the public.