Brazos County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 194,851.The county seat is Bryan. Along with Brazoria County, the county is named for the Brazos River, which forms its western border. The county was formed in 1841 and organized in 1843. Brazos County is part of the College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. Brazos County is also home to Texas A&M University.
The county was named for the nearby Brazos River. Bryan is the county seat, and College Station is the other major community in the county. Brazos County is crossed by U.S. Highway 190 and State highways 6, 21, and 30, as well as the Union Pacific railroad.
Brazos County hosts a number of fall, spring, and summer festivals. The Texas Brazos Trail, which offers tourists scenic views of wildflowers and forests, passes through the county, and there are recreational parks for boating and fishing on several of the county's lakes and reservoirs. The Texas World Speedway, which opened in 1969, is a local venue for auto racing.
Bravos River Authority http://www.brazos.org
Texas A&M University https://www.tamu.edu
George Bush Presidential Library http://bush41.org
Bravos Valley Museum of Natural History http://www.brazosvalleymuseum.org
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