Historic cemeteries in
Brazos, Texas

Alexander Cemetery Barker Family Cemetery Barker's Prairie Cemetery Bickham Cemetery Blume Cemetery Boonville Cemetery Bright Light Cemetery Brushy Cemetery Bryan City Cemetery Burkhalter Cemetery Bush Cemetery Cahill Family-Mt Calvary Cemetery Canaan Cemetery CLAYTON Cemetery College Station Cemetery Concord Cemetery Corgey Cemetery Cottonwood Cemetery Cox Cemetery Dodson Cemetery Ebenezer Cemetery Evans Cemetery Franze Cemetery Fridel Cemetery Friendship Cemetery Goodson Family Cemetery Grandview Cemetery Henry Cemetery Holubec Cemetery House Cemetery Jim Harris Cemetery Kizer Cemetery Kurten Cemetery Macey Cemetery Manning Family Cemetery Minter Springs Cemetery Moravian Czech Cemetery Mount Calvary Cemetery Mount Olive Cemetery Mount Tiver Cemetery New Bethelhem Cemetery New Church Cemetery Newsom Cemetery Oakwood Cemetery Old Bethel Cemetery Old Bryan Yellow Fever Cemetery Old Cottonwood Cemetery Old Henry Cemetery Peach Creek Cemetery Pleasant Hill Cemetery Red Hill Cemetery Reed Family Cemetery Reliance Cemetery Restever Memorial Cemetery Riverside Cemetery Roans Chapel Cemetery Schultze Cemetery Smetana Cemetery #1 Smetana Cemetery #2 Smith Family Cemetery South Family Cemetery Steep Hollow Cemetery Stick Cemetery Texas A&M Cemetery Thompson Creek Cemetery Tryon Cemetery Unknown (between Peach And Thompsom Creek) Cemetery Walker Settlement Cemetery Weaver Family Cemetery Wellborn Cemetery Wesson Cemetery Wheat Cemetery Wixon Cemetery Wixon Creek Cemetery Yellow Fever Cemetery
The first oil well in the United States was drilled in Texas in 1859. The discovery of oil transformed the economy of the state and helped to make Texas one of the wealthiest states in the nation.
Brazos County, located in eastern Texas, has a rich and diverse history that dates back to its establishment in 1841. The area was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Karankawa and Tonkawa peoples. The first European settlers arrived in the early 1820s, attracted by the fertile soil and abundant natural resources of the region.

The county was officially created in 1841 and named after the Brazos River that flows through the area. During the mid-19th century, Brazos County experienced significant economic growth due to the expansion of cotton farming. The construction of railroads in the late 1800s further spurred development, leading to the establishment of new towns such as Bryan, which later became the county seat.

Brazos County played an important role in the Civil War, with many of its residents supporting the Confederacy. Throughout the war, Union troops occasionally invaded the county, leading to skirmishes between soldiers and local militias. The end of the war brought an era of reconstruction and the county, like many others in the South, faced significant economic challenges as it struggled to rebuild.

In the 20th century, Brazos County experienced steady growth and development. The presence of Texas A&M University, which was established in 1876, has had a major impact on the county's economy and cultural landscape. Today, Brazos County is a vibrant community known for its educational institutions, agriculture, and rich history.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Brazos County, Texas.

  • 1821 - Mexico gains independence from Spain, including the area that would become Brazos County.
  • 1837 - Brazos County is officially founded and named after the Brazos River.
  • 1854 - Texas A&M University is established in Brazos County.
  • 1861 - The Civil War begins, affecting Brazos County and leading to economic challenges.
  • 1882 - The first railroad reaches Bryan, the county seat of Brazos County, enhancing transportation and trade.
  • 1900 - The town of Marystown, later renamed College Station, is established near Texas A&M University.
  • 1930 - The area experiences significant population growth due to the expansion of Texas A&M University.
  • 1943 - During World War II, the Bryan Air Base is established in Brazos County, contributing to the local economy.
  • 1970 - George Bush, future President of the United States, moves to College Station and becomes involved in local politics.
  • 1999 - The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is opened at Texas A&M University.