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Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Brenham: Washington County Courthouse


"The area remained unsettled by Europeans until 1821, when settlers recruited by Stephen F. Austin moved into the region." - James L. Hailey and John Leffler, "Washington County," Handbook of Texas Online 


Location

  • 100 East Main Street
  • Brenham, Texas
  • 77418

Contact

Hours & Fees

  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Free


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"This white limestone clad edifice is a typical example of the WPA funded courthouses. It features Art Deco or Moderne style ornament. The architect was Travis Broesche." - http://www.254texascourthouses.net/016-washington-county.html

"The area remained unsettled by Europeans until 1821, when settlers recruited by Stephen F. Austin moved into the region.  Many, though not all, of the Old Three Hundred colonists settled in what is now Washington County.  [Washington-on-the-Brazos] was the site of the Convention of 1836, which issued the Texas Declaration of Independence and established the ad interim government. Washington County was formally established by the legislature of the Republic of Texas in 1836 and was organized in 1837." - James L. Hailey and John Leffler, "Washington County," Handbook of Texas Online