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Bryan in Brazos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The CW&BV and I&GN Railroads in Bryan

 
 
The CW&BV and I&GN Railroads in Bryan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
1. The CW&BV and I&GN Railroads in Bryan Marker
Inscription.  Bryan was platted on land granted to the Houston & Texas Central Railroad in 1859. In 1900, a second railroad, the Calvert, Waco & Brazos Valley (CW & BV) was built through Bryan by George Gould. The CW & BV built a depot here in 1900; besides train activities, the depot hosted social events until it was razed in 1990. In 1901, when tracks were extended to Waco, the CW & BV merged with the International & Great Northern Railroad (I & GN). The trains helped Bryan become a center of commerce as the railroads were used to ship goods, particularly cotton, to larger markets for sale. Passengers also used the trains for travel. Railroad use declined after World War II, though resurgences occurred in the 1970s and 1990s.
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15825.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 30° 40.3′ N, 96° 22.431′ W. Marker is in Bryan, Texas, in Brazos County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street
The CW&BV and I&GN Railroads in Bryan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
2. The CW&BV and I&GN Railroads in Bryan Marker
and West 28th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Marker is located in Gloria Stephan Sale Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 South Main Street, Bryan TX 77803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Salle Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Public Library (about 500 feet away); Queen Theater (about 600 feet away); Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brazos County (approx. ¼ mile away); Harvey Mitchell (approx. ¼ mile away); Brazos County Confederate Commissioners Court (approx. ¼ mile away); Town Named for William Joel Bryan (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bryan.
 
Also see . . .  International & Great Northern Railroad - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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