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Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

City of Brenham

 
 
City of Brenham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 16, 2021
1. City of Brenham Marker
Inscription.  

Established in 1844
Named in honor of
Dr. Richard Fox Brenham
1810 - 1843
Surgeon in the
Army of the Republic of Texas
Member of the Mier Expedition
Killed at Salado, Mexico
February 11, 1843

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 8305.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 30° 9.112′ N, 96° 23.501′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Stone Street and South Market Street (Business U.S. 290), on the left when traveling east on East Stone Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giddings Stone Mansion 1870 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Giddings-Stone House (approx. 0.2 miles away); William H. Watson (approx. ¼ mile away); Milroy's Garden and Orchard
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(approx. ¼ mile away); St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); 100th Anniversary Brenham "Banner-Press" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Germania Mutual Aid Association (approx. 0.7 miles away); Evangelical Lutheran Colleges of Texas (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richard Fox Brenham (ca. 1810–1843). Though many of the Texans temporarily escaped, Brenham was killed in the fighting, on February 11, 1843. In 1844 the town of Brenham in Washington County was named in his honor. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 20, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Mier Expedition. The last of the raiding expeditions from Texas into the area south of the Nueces River during the days of the Republic of Texas, was the most disastrous of the expeditions from Texas into Mexico. It developed out of the Somervell expedition, which captured Laredo and Guerrero. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 20, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
City of Brenham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 16, 2021
2. City of Brenham Marker
The view of the City of Brenham Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 16, 2021
3. The view of the City of Brenham Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2024, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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